Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is one of three managers that are currently under pressure with their clubs after a slow start to the new season. But the Argentine manager has put himself in the shop window for one of the biggest jobs in world football.
The Argentinean head coach was asked at FIFA’s The Best awards whether or not he would like to manage Real Madrid, to which he answered: “maybe some year”.
The Galacticos are well known to be ruthless when it comes to managerial appointments. In the last 10 years alone, they have had eight different coaches in the hot seat. None of them have lasted more than three years and the longest-serving manager during that time was Jose Mourinho.
The former Southampton manager has been at the club since 2014 and his influence, tactics and utilisation of his squad has helped them leapfrog their fierce rivals Arsenal. He has also managed to get Spurs consistently playing Champions League football.
Pochettino took Spurs on an incredible European journey in the Champions League where they eventually lost 2-0 in the final against Liverpool. However, supporters are beginning to get frustrated with their team’s lack of silverware. The 47-year-old’s side failed to breakdown League Two opponents Colchester United in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday and eventually lost 4-3 on penalties to the minnows.
Records have also been broken under his watch at the club. He became the first Tottenham manager in history to win 100 Premier League games and was the third quickest to accomplish this in the history for England’s top league tier.
There is a lot of temptation for Pochettino to make the switch to Spain. As he previously admitted, he would consider such a move. But leaving Spurs after everything he had done for the club is not a good move. One bad run at Real Madrid and managers are out of a job, history will no doubt repeat itself.