Former Tottenham midfielder Micky Hazard has said he is confident Mauricio Pochettino will stay at the club amid reported interest from Manchester United.

Pochettino has been heavily linked with the United job after the Red Devils sacked Jose Mourinho on Tuesday.

United have hired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as caretaker manager until the end of the season, but there is talk Pochettino is their number one long-term choice.

The Argentinian refused to comment on the speculation in his press conference on Tuesday ahead of Spurs’ EFL Cup clash with Arsenal.

And reports suggest Tottenham will do everything possible to keep hold of Pochettino amid expected interest from United and Real Madrid next summer.

Hazard, who won the FA Cup and UEFA Cup with Spurs in the 1980s, believes Pochettino will show loyalty to the Londoners.

He tweeted: “Loving all this speculation surrounding Poch, just let’s us know how good our manager is, but get one thing straight, he’s Spurs and won’t be going anywhere, don’t read his refusal to talk about other clubs business as he could go, that’s just the gentleman he is, LOVE HIM X”.

Pochettino signed a new long-term contract with Tottenham in the summer and has spoken in the past of wanting to lead the team into the new stadium.

Spurs face Arsenal in the EFL Cup tonight – check out our predicted XI here.



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