Why Tottenham players believe Mauricio Pochettino will stay next season

Tottenham Hotspur players are confident that Mauricio Pochettino will stay next season, according to the Daily Mail.

Following a tough run of form, the Argentine has questioned whether he is capable of taking the north London club any further.

However, Pochettino looks set to lead Spurs into their new stadium next term following the recent managerial reshuffles at Santiago Bernabeu and Old Trafford.

Pochettino stays: Zidane to Madrid and Solkjaer to United

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 13: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Interim Manager of Manchester United and Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur shakes hands prior to the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on January 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

On Monday, Real Madrid announced the shocking return of Zinedine Zidane after sacking Santiago Solari.

Having been eliminated from the Champions League and the 12-point gap to Barcelona in La Liga, a new manager was required.

Los Blancos opted for the man who guided the club to three Champions League titles, handing him a deal until 2022.

Meanwhile, at Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solkjaer is almost certain to be appointed full-time.

Pochettino options are disappearing with both clubs strongly linked with him securing long-term managers.

There were concerns amongst Spurs players, that with both clubs looking for new managers, the 47-year-old could leave.

But those fears have been considerably reduced following the news of  Zidane’s return.

Tottenham head to Barcelona to train during three-week break

Despite reaching the last 8 of the Champions League, Tottenham have been dragged back into the race for the top four.

Three defeats and a draw in their last four games have seen Arsenal, United and Chelsea all reduce the gap on them.

Tottenham have three weeks until their next game due to the international break and FA Cup.

Pochettino’s side will return from their break against Liverpool at Anfield.

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