The Tottenham boss has spoken about the rumors linking him to Real Madrid’s managerial job since the resignation of Zinedine Zidane.
Published By: Dalipinder Singh Sandhu (Bliss)
In a recent podcast of La Oral Deportivo of Radio Rivadavia, the Argentine coach has spoken about the job linking him to Real Madrid.
Pochettino has been linked to Real Madrid ever since the shocking resignation of Zinedine Zidane. The French coach had won three back to back UEFA Champions League titles in his time at Madrid, also managed to win 9 trophies in 3 years which is the second highest in the club’s history.
A few days ago Pochettino claimed that when Real Madrid call you have to listen but he is in contract with Tottenham Hotspurs for next five years and he respects that. Today again he continues to stand by the same decision.
“There has been a lot of talk in recent days and I’ve already said everything I need to so I’m not going to add anything.”
Pochettino agrees to the fact that managing the club will be the epitome of his career and this is not the first time any coach has highly regarded the Real Madrid job. Earlier, Jose Mourinho said that not coaching Real Madrid leaves a void in a coach’s career.
“It is clear that Real Madrid may be the best club in the world and for an Argentine player or coach, it represents reaching the top of your career.”
Pochettino believes he will remain calm and content even if the job isn’t given to him in the near future. He is currently under contract with the English club and claims to be happy. Earlier also he has mentioned about his intriguing project with the London based club.
“But I am happy at Tottenham, whatever happens.”
In the end, Pochettino gave away a crucial hint for the rumors to grow even further. He believes that any possible outcome would play to his advantage which he looks forward to avail.
“I just try to be ready for situations when they happen and try to take advantage of opportunities.”
Sources from Spain such as MARCA, claim that Mauricio Pochettino is willing to join Real Madrid but doesn’t want to angry the Spurs President Daniel Levy with whom he signed a 5-year contract in May 2018. Tottenham are already on a bit of bitter relationship with Real Madrid as the Spanish giants took away 2 of the best players in the world from them, Luka Modric and Gareth Bale.
If Real Madrid wish to sign Mauricio Pochettino, they would have to pay around $43 million to Tottenham according to The Times.
As of now, the top contenders for the managerial role of Real Madrid are Guti, Maurizio Sarri, Arsene Wenger, and Jurgen Klopp.
Real Madrid are most likely to wait for the FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia to be over before they finalize any name. As after the World Cup there might be a few more names willing to join the club.