Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe will be Tottenham’s number one target if Mauricio Pochettino leaves for Manchester United next summer, according to the Daily Mail.
United sacked Jose Mourinho on Tuesday following their fifth defeat of the Premier League season and have appointed Ole Gunnar Solksjaer as caretaker manager until the end of the current campaign.
There is talk Pochettino will be United first-choice appointment next summer, although reports suggest Spurs will do everything possible to keep the Argentinian in north London.
However, Tottenham may have to fend off interest from both United and Real Madrid next summer, and the Mail believes the club has already identified a potential replacement for Pochettino in Howe.
The report claims Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would rather Pochettino stay and finish the project he started in the summer of 2014, but Howe is the preferred replacement if things don’t work out.
In a press conference on Tuesday ahead of Tottenham’s EFL Cup clash with Arsenal, Pochettino refused to comment on the speculation about his future – Spurs fans will hoping the players can remain focused amid all of the rumours.