Spurs boss Pochettino reacts to Real Madrid speculation - FCNaija

La Liga By: Ambrose Udeme | 15/01/2018

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has responded to reports linking him with Zinedine Zidane's role at struggling La Liga Champions Real Madrid.

Zidane has been under enormous pressure after a hugely disappointing season so far, having slipped 19 points behind leaders Barcelona to place fourth in the table behind Atletico Madrid and Valencia.

Reports suggest the Frenchman will be on his way out at the end of the season as Real president Florentino Perez plans to revamp the coaching set-up and first-team squad at The Bernabeu.

Germany boss Joachim Low has been mentioned as a potential successor to Zidane, while Pochettino is also highly regarded by Perez after turning Spurs into title contenders and Champions League regulars since his arrival in north London in 2014.

Pochettino in an interview with radio station Onda Cero didn’t exactly rule himself out of the running for the job but he did admit he is more than happy at Spurs, for now.

"I’m happy where I am just now. Football will take me where I want to go.

"Jorge Griffa, who is like a father to me, once told me to not think too much, enjoy the present, be professional and responsible, and football will take you where you want." the Argentine is quoted as saying in Betsandstats

Pochettino’s comments are significant given that Gazetta dello Sport claims Spurs have contacted Carlo Ancelotti’s agent to discuss the possibility of the Italian becoming their new manager if Pochettino leaves.