Tottenham will do everything possible to keep Mauricio Pochettino at the club next summer amid reported interest from Manchester United, according to the London Evening Standard.

Mourinho was sacked by United on Tuesday following a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield in the Premier League.

The Red Devils have appointed former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer until the end of the season, but reports suggest Mourinho is United’s number one target to take over at Old Trafford next summer.

In a press conference on Tuesday ahead of Spurs’ EFL Cup clash with Arsenal, Pochettino refused to comment on speculation linking him with United.

And according to the Evening Standard, Tottenham will ‘fight tooth and nail’ to keep Pochettino in north London, regardless of which clubs are interested next summer.

Pochettino was heavily linked with the Real Madrid job over the summer following the unexpected resignation of Zinedine Zidane, but Madrid hired Julen Lopetetegui instead.

Current Madrid boss Santiago Solari isn’t expected to remain in charge next term, so the La Liga giants may target Pochettino again.

Indeed, the Argentinian may have a big decision to make next summer.



  1. Surely we all know where most of these rumours at coming from ,other London club supporters,
    To try and unsettle spurs,
    They hate what we are achieving ,I would hate to think porch would leave after all this hard work,we have got some brilliant youngsters coming through,
    If porch went to unified he would have to start from scratch and I don’t think there supporters would have the patience,.

  2. The reports are not just from other London clubs supporters but from Manchester United supporting nonces in the press who are trying their hardest to get every Ex has been United player and coach alike led by Gary Neville to make mention how great Pochettino would be at their club. Even rubber lips Harry Redkrapp is putting his two bob’s worth in backing Poch to jump at a chance to manager the crumbling United as he would have done had they come in for him. Pochettino himself has said in the past that he doesn’t want to manage another Premier league club other than Spurs but my only concern is that when he was recently asked about the latest rumours, he didn’t outright state that he wasn’t interested, just that he was very happy at Spurs and fully focused on his job at Spurs. This makes me think that he could be just like all the other mercenaries, says one thing, does another, blames others and leave Spurs in the Summer for the United job if offered. If he did, he’d be the most hated figure amongst the Spurs faithful, right up there beside Sol Campbell. Last Summer, myself and others were discussing who we’d like as the new Spurs boss if Pochettino decided to leave when rumours abounded that Real Madrid were keen on naming him as their next boss. The name Eddie Howe came up and low and behold, his name is now being mentioned as a possible successor should Poch depart for the Manchester job. In my opinion not a bad shout.
    However at this moment in time, it’s all speculation, speculation, speculation and until the man himself comes out and flatly denies that he’s interested in the Manchester or the Madrid post, I’ll reserve judgement on him. Maybe it’s time for Pochettino to stop being friends to all men and kick diplomacy into touch for once.


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