Pochettino ready to stun Tottenham in search of fresh challenge

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is being tipped to quit the north London giants for a fresh challenge this summer.

The Argentine has done a tremendous job since taking over at Spurs in 2014, leading them to 2nd and 3rd-placed finishes in the Premier League.

However, a trophy still eludes Pochettino and Tottenham after they were knocked out of the FA Cup at the semi-final stage for the second straight season last weekend.

And writing for Yahoo Sport, Duncan Castles claims that Pochettino is Real Madrid president Florentino Perez’s preferred option to take over from Zinedine Zidane at the end of the season.


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The former Southampton chief previously had a spell as Espanyol boss in La Liga, but Castles writes: ‘Pochettino is known for taking a long-term, relatively low-risk approach to his career, stepping back from interest from Manchester United in 2016 as he was conscious of the scale of the task involved in rebuilding one of the world’s two largest football clubs.’

Pochettino is said to want more funds to turn Tottenham into Premier League winners, although that could be a major issue given that the club are moving into their expensive new stadium next season.

Daniel Levy is, however, expected do all he can to keep the club’s most successful manager of the Premier League era, despite interest from Real as well as French giants PSG.