Mauricio Pochettino

Bad for Chelsea & Real Madrid: Deals for Pochettino & 6 Spurs stars

Chelsea & Real Madrid

Both Chelsea and Real Madrid could be in the market for a new manager this summer.

Starting with Chelsea, it’s seemed nailed-on for quite some time that Antonio Conte is poised to leave Stamford Bridge.

Despite having a contract until 2019, Conte, who won the Premier League in his first season at Chelsea, has been feuding with the club’s management for months.

Will Zinedine Zidane still be in the Real Madrid dugout next term? That’s also in the balance, as the last remaining significant trophy Los Blancos can win this season is the Champions League.

Deals for Pochettino & 6 Tottenham stars

One of the rumours which has been bandied about is the suggestion Mauricio Pochettino could leave Tottenham to join either Chelsea or Real Madrid.

Yet, in the Telegraph on Tuesday morning, it’s claimed Pochettino is ready to put pen to paper on a new deal.

Moreover, six Tottenham stars are also poised to agree new contracts with the club:

Tottenham Hotspur are optimistic Mauricio Pochettino will sign a new contract that would make him one of the best paid managers in the Premier League and that he will be joined by a host of the club’s stars.

Pochettino, Tottenham’s two-goal hero against Chelsea Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Jan Vertonghen, Hugo Lloris, Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen are all expected to recommit themselves to the club in the coming months.

As to the details of Pochettino’s new deal, the Argentine is set to get a pay hike to £8.5 million-a-year.

It’s also worth remembering that Pochettino famously doesn’t have an agent. He deals directly with Daniel Levy regarding his contract.

Toby Alderweireld & Mousa Demeble

Two players not on the list of likely new deals are Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Demeble.

Alderweireld has missed a large chunk of the season through injury. But, while he’s now fit, the Belgian was omitted from the Spurs squad away at Chelsea last weekend.

Mousa Dembele is expected to wait until after the World Cup before he talks to Spurs about staying on.

Also see: ‘Two Tottenham players should’ve been sent off vs Chelsea’.

Gary Neville: Pochettino’s tactical change key as Tottenham beat Chelsea.