Former Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly ready to snub Man Utd for the Real Madrid job.
According to Don Balon, the Argentine has a pre-contract agreement with the Red Devils chief Ed Woodward, but he’s become ‘very attentive’ to the situation at Real Madrid following some recent poor results.
Real Madrid have just one win in their last five in all competitions, and back-to-back defeats versus Levante in La Liga and Manchester City in the Champions League may have put boss Zinedine Zidane in real danger.
Don Balon suggest this could see Mauricio Pochettino scrap his deal with Manchester United and pounce for the potential opening at the Santiago Bernabeu instead.
The former Spurs manager is undoubtedly one of the finest in the world at what he does, and can’t really be blamed for perhaps aiming higher than the Red Devils job right now.
Manchester United aren’t the force they used to be, and may not even be in the Champions League next campaign.
Mauricio Pochettino would have better resources and a better shot at winning major honours in Real Madrid, and it seems he fancies his chances of an opening there soon enough.