Pochettino number one Real Madrid target

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According to an article on Sky Sports Real Madrid want Mauricio Pochettino as their new head coach following Zinedine Zidane’s decision to leave.

The Champions League winners have not spoken to Pochettino and Spurs and it adds that no buyout clause exists in Pochettino’s new five-year contract, which he signed only last week.

The article also says it’s sources also say there is no verbal agreement for Pochettino to be granted permission to discuss a La Liga move.

Madrid legend Zidane resigned on Thursday, less than a week after becoming the first coach to win the Champions League in three consecutive seasons adding that Real needed a “new voice” in the dressing room but denied his decision was influenced by any players.

The article goes on to say Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo have both cast doubts on their future at the Bernabeu since lifting the trophy and it adds that Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague earlier this year reported that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez had identified Pochettino as top choice to be their next manager.

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has also revealed he was offered the chance to manage Real Madrid on multiple occasions.

“Wenger has said no before, but now he is out of a job,”:Balague told Sky Sports.”The interest in Pochettino from Real Madrid is obvious for all to see. He is the type of manager they would like to have at Real Madrid at some point.

Balague added: “He has a new contract at Spurs, he is linked to everything that is happening for Spurs around the decisions of the players, it does not seem obvious for him to leave right now.”

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