Some Tottenham players fear the club will face a battle to keep hold of Mauricio Pochettino at the end of the season, according to the Telegraph.

Pochettino signed a new five-year contract with Spurs in the summer but was still heavily linked with the Real Madrid job when Zinedine Zidane unexpectedly resigned.

Madrid hired Julen Lopetegui instead but the Spaniard was sacked this week after a torrid spell at the Bernabeu, leading to more speculation about a move for Pochettino.

And the Telegraph believes Manchester United will also target the Tottenham boss if Jose Mourinho leaves at the end of the current campaign.

As a result, there are said to be fears among the Spurs players that the club will struggle to convince Pochettino to stick around beyond next summer.

The Argentinian has repeatedly spoken of his intention to lead Tottenham into their new stadium, but earlier this week he revealed he is currently experiencing his “worst feeling” since arriving in north London.

Gary Neville believes Pochettino was laying the groundwork for an exit with those comments, although it’s far too early to say whether that’s definitely the case.



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