Spurs Afraid Of Losing Pochettino Amid Interest From Two European Heavyweights

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.

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Tottenham players are fearful of their manager, Mauricio Pochettino, departing from the club at the end of the season, according to The Telegraph.

Thanks to the postponing of the opening of their new stadium, coupled with the fact that the North London club has taken an additional loan of £237m to complete the construction, Spurs seem to be in quite a chaotic situation at the moment.

Their focus on building the stadium has also put a number of restrictions on manager Mauricio Pochettino, who could not bring in any reinforcements in the summer transfer window due to a very limited budget.

The Argentine tactician has been quite vocal about his frustrations lately, in spite of Spurs’ best ever start to a Premier League campaign in their entire history.

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“The season so far, it’s strange because my feeling is the worst feeling I’ve had in the five years that I’ve been here,” Pochettino recently told the reporters. “It’s the worst. My feeling, but it’s the best start ever for the club in the Premier League. It’s strange, no?

“It’s so difficult to explain because many things happen, I am disappointed we are still waiting for the new stadium when the expectation was to be there at the beginning of the season. Many things happened in the summer, many things that make myself not in my best mood or best humour.”

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To make matters more worrisome for the Tottenham players as well as the top officials, Pochettino has been attracting consistent interest from two of Europe’s biggest clubs – Real Madrid and Manchester United.

Having already parted ways with Julen Lopetegui and appointed Santiago Solari as his replacement for the time being, Los Blancos intend to lure Pochettino in next summer, by offering to double his current wages and hand him a mammoth deal worth £17m a year, reports The Sun.

However, the Red Devils are still being dubbed as the favourites to sign the Argentinian, but only if they successfully decide to let go of the struggling Jose Mourinho at the end of the campaign.