Jermaine Jenas believes that Mauricio Pochettino could decide to leave Tottenham Hotspur for Real Madrid.
The former Spurs midfielder who now works as a football pundit has suggested that if the Spanish giants lodge a ‘crazy’ offer it could prove to be too tempting to turn down.
Pochettino revealed in May that he has previously found it difficult to ignore interest from Los Blancos and described the opportunity as a ‘dream’ (Standard).
The Argentine hinted towards the end of last season that he could would consider leaving Tottenham in this summer, possibly by taking a sabbatical, if he did not believe in the chairman Daniel Levy’s plan for the next phase of the club’s development (Telegraph).
Thankfully, he is still at the helm after Spurs brought in Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso, Ryan Sessegnon and Jack Clarke as part of his aim to bolster his squad.
He told Express Sport: “If Mauricio gets a crazy job offer – for example, if Real Madrid came in for him, which is quite possible – who turns down Real Madrid?
“If he went there and won trophies, he would be just like a lot of other Real Madrid managers.
“But if he could win something big at Tottenham, it would be very special after the amount of time and effort he’s put into building the team.
“If he is going to leave, he deserves to go with a winner’s medal in his pocket, but the fact is Tottenham last won a trophy in 2008 – and I can remember it because I was playing.
“What I do know, from speaking to the players, is that they are desperate to break the drought.
“But trophies are not easy to come by when Manchester City and Liverpool are as strong as they are in every competition.
“And I know they are desperate to get that first piece of silverware, and get that monkey off their back.”
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