Mauricio Pochettino is on Real Madrid’s summer shortlist of managerial targets, according to the Independent.
The report claims Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is Madrid’s number one target, followed by Pochettino and Juventus coach Max Allegri.
Pochettino was heavily linked with the post when Zinedine Zidane surprisingly resigned last summer.
Zidane had won three Champions League titles with Madrid but his sudden exit saw Tottenham fans beginning to worry about their manager’s future.
Madrid hired Julen Lopetegui instead. He was replaced by Santiago Solari just a few months into the season, but the current man in charge is expected to leave soon.
The European champions have been dumped out of the Champions League, the Copa del Rey and the La Liga title race in the last week, losing twice at home to fierce rivals Barcelona.
The Independent claims Madrid have been impressed with the excitement Klopp has brought to Liverpool.
Spurs supporters will be hoping they continue to be impressed by the German so that Pochettino stays in north London.
Jose Mourinho has also been linked with a return to the Spanish capital.