Spurs boss Pochettino admits he is keen to manage Real amid Zidane job doubts

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO has fuelled speculation linking him with Real Madrid by admitting he wants to manage the club.Pochettino is among the top targets identified by Real as their next boss if they lose patience with Zinedine Zidane.2 Mauricio Pochettino failed to dismiss the prospect of managing Real MadridCredit: Getty Images – GettyAnd the Tottenham manager refused to dismiss the idea when he was approached by a reporter as he attended the Fifa Best awards in Milan.Asked if he will ever take charge of Real, Pochettino replied: “Maybe some year.”Zidane is growing under increasing pressure at the Bernabeu despite the weekend win over Sevilla.Last week’s Champions League mauling at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain highlighted how far Zidane’s side have fallen away behind the best teams.And bosses at Madrid have already started to look at who would be around as a potential successor should they have to dump the man who led them to three successive Champions League titles in his first spell in charge.Pochettino has been admired by president Florentino Perez for some time after turning Tottenham into Champions League regulars.And despite only signing a new five-year deal with the North London club last season, the Argentine is seen as a viable option in Spain.2Latest Spurs newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerThe 47-year-old has looked an increasingly frustrated figure since leading Spurs to the Champions League final last season.He spoke openly about how disappointed he was with the way the transfer window was having a negative effect on his squad with several senior players linked with moves away.And from the outside, all does not seem right at Tottenham given the club’s poor start to the season, which has seen them win just two games in the Premier League.Mauricio Pochettino is counting down the hours until the European transfer window closes but says he’s optimistic about keeping Christian Eriksenlast_img read more