Charlie Nicholas suggests Pochettino has a back-up plan for his next job

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Tottenham Hotspur will face Liverpool for the first time this weekend since the heartbreak of the Champions League final.

While Liverpool bounced back from their own Champions League disappointment a little over year ago to win the trophy and become a genuine force in European football, Spurs have struggled this season.

Mauricio Pochettino already finds his side thirteen points behind the Reds at the top of the Premier League table.

There was an improved display from the North London side on Tuesday night with a 5-0 win against Red Star Belgrade which will only find to restore some confidence ahead of the trip to Anfield.

Sky Sports football pundit Charlie Nicholas has tipped Liverpool to pile more misery on Spurs this weekend with a comfortable win at Anfield.

Nicholas also suggested that Pochettino has a potential plan of his next managerial move in the form of Real Madrid or Manchester United.

Nicholas told Sky Sports: “This is a cracking game. Tottenham bounced back in the Champions League, getting a lot of anger out of their system. The way he keeps talking it is as if Mauricio Pochettino has a back-up plan in the form of Manchester United or Real Madrid, who supposedly want him.

“He knows he gets on with the owner. The players want to take him for dinner too, it could be a drive-through! Toby Alderweireld was rested, so where does that leave him? They now go on to Liverpool. Does he not play because he is running his current contract down?

“Tottenham managed to salvage a point against Watford and could have some confidence going into Anfield after their win through the week. Although, I do not see past a Liverpool win and they will continue to roll along with Mohamed Salah back in the side, who scored in the week against Genk.

“Prediction: 3-0.”


Nicholas’ comments about Pochettino having a back-up plan of a move away from Spurs is a very silly statement from the former Arsenal man.

The Argentine has already stated that he is committed to the club and could foresee himself still being in charge in five years time (talkSPORT).

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