Sam Allardyce believes there is little chance of Mauricio Pochettino leaving Tottenham “at the moment” – and certainly not to Manchester United.
Pochettino’s future has been put under the microscope, with Spurs struggling to find their best form this season just a matter of months after reaching the Champions League final.
Tottenham are 9th in the Premier League table, having lost as many games as Sheffield United and Brighton, with their 7-2 thumping against Bayern Munich seeing the club planning a heap of changes when the transfer window reopens in January.
The Argentine has been heavily linked with the managerial role at Old Trafford over the last couple of years and, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under pressure too, those rumours have surfaced again.
However, Allardyce insists Pochettino would reject any approach from United due to the lack of quality that exists in their squad and claims the Argentine won’t be leaving Tottenham any time soon anyway.
“I can’t see Mauricio going anywhere at the moment,” Allardyce said.
“At the moment, Tottenham are a better squad than Manchester United – and that is a telling fact.
“It’s alright saying, ‘this is Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world’, but has it got the team to go with it to represent Manchester United?”