One of the brightest managers in world football right now, Mauricio Pochettino has now been linked with the Real Madrid hot seat.
In Tottenham’s recent training camp at Barcelona, the Argentine claimed in an interview with radio station Onda Cero, that he didn’t exactly rule himself out of the running for the job but did admit he is more than happy where he is, for now.
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Following a terrible run in the La Liga with reigning champions Real Madrid, Zidane has been heavily linked with a move away from the Spanish capital at this season’s end. With Juventus expressing their desire to rope in the Frenchman should Max Allegri leave for Chelsea, the speculation also intensifies.
Reports suggest that club president Florentino Perez is planning a major coaching staff and squad overhaul this summer, with Joachim Lowe and Pochettino linked as probable successors to the Madrid managerial role.
He said: “I’m happy where I am just now. Football will take me where I want to go. Jorge Griffa, who is like a father to me, once told me to not think too much, enjoy the present, be professional and responsible, and football will take you where you want.”
Pochettino’s comments are significant given that Gazetta dello Sport claim Spurs have contacted Carlo Ancelotti’s agent to discuss the possibility of the Italian becoming their new manager if Pochettino leaves.
The former Madrid manager has been out of work since his sacking by Bayern Munich in September but had a lot of PL experience at Chelsea, where he guided the Blues to a league and FA Cup double in 2010.
Real Madrid fans can expect a lot coming in the recent months after claims by Harry Kane on the Coutinho transfer triggered some eye brows. Amid rumors linking Kane to the Santiago Bernabeu, Kane said that like Coutinho, no player should be stopped on securing a move to his dream club.