Ironically, the worse Tottenham’s form gets, the more some of Europe’s biggest clubs are linked with Mauricio Pochettino.
It makes sense to a certain extent. Pochettino is clearly one of the continent’s leading managers, but there is a feeling he has hit a glass ceiling at Spurs and now needs to leave in order to win trophies elsewhere.
According to the Sun, Manchester United are readying a move for the Argentinian, who apparently has a £32 million release clause in his Tottenham contract.
Of course, it’s best to take everything the Sun writes with a pinch of salt. But it wouldn’t exactly be a surprise if United were genuinely interested in Pochettino given what he has achieved at Spurs with a modest budget.
The Sun also believes Real Madrid have made an official approach for Pochettino in the past while Chelsea are said to have made an unofficial move for the 47-year-old.
Tottenham would likely do everything possible to stop Pochettino joining Chelsea given the bad relations and rivalry between the two clubs. That said, the Sun claims Spurs and Manchester United also aren’t on the best of terms because of difficult past dealings.
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