Tottenham & Mauricio Pochettino
It’s turning out to be a special week for Tottenham.
Spurs have struggled domestically in recent weeks.
The Lillywhites lost successive matches to Burnley and Chelsea, while Arsenal picked up a 1-1 draw at Wembley.
But in the Champions League, Spurs completed a 4-0 aggregate win over Borussia Dortmund to reach the quarterfinals.
And it’s beginning to look increasingly likely that Mauricio Pochettino will be the club’s manager at the start of the season.
Man United & OGS
For months, Pochettino’s name has been linked with Man United.
Yet, following United’s incredible victory in Paris this midweek, it would be an incredible shock if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t appointed the full-time manager.
Indeed, Romelu Lukaku is already convinced OGS has the Man United job.
Real Madrid’s next manager
Pochettino has also been linked with Real Madrid in recent times.
For the record, Pochettino has categorically ruled out ever taking the Barcelona job due to his allegiances to Espanyol.
While the Argentine may consider a move to the Santiago Bernabeu in the future, Real Madrid appear to be considering two other options in the immediate future.
After their shock loss to Ajax in the Champions League, Real are expected to change coach.
Santiago Solari is a dead-man-walking in Madrid.
Spanish daily Marca on Thursday link Zinedane Zidane with a shock return to the club.
Tomorrow's MARCA: "ZIDANE, THE WANTED" – Florentino Pérez wants Zidane to return and start the reconstruction of Real Madrid.
(Also, Marca also write that Atlético Madrid want Matthijs de Ligt to replace Diego Godín) pic.twitter.com/GWAd9ocfqV
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) March 6, 2019
As for the Madrid fans, they’ve been shouting for Jose Mourinho to take over.
Indeed, Spanish TV show Jugones tracked down Mourinho on the streets on London on Wednesday to ask him about whether he’ll move back to Spain. Mourinho said:
Real Madrid has a manager, but it’s obviously something that makes me feel proud that the fans are thinking of me.
— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) March 6, 2019