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.