The Evening Standard have reported that Daniel Levy is unlikely to ruin his reputation as a tough negotiator by letting Real Madrid swoop in for Pochettino.
Real Madrid currently sit ninth in La Liga, and recently sacked their own manager after just ten league games, hence why they are on the lookout for someone new.
Lopetegui has been replaced by B team coach Santiago Solari for the time being, but the likes of Poch are already being linked to the vacant position.
Pochettino was heavily linked with a move to Real in the summer when Zinedine Zidane stepped down as coach.
However, the Argentine chose instead to sign a new five year deal at Tottenham, said to be worth around £8.5m a year.
This means Real Madrid would have to buy out the manager’s contract of over £40m to lure him away to Spain.
Pochettino has of course managed in Spain before, during his time at Espanyol.
He also masterminded a Spurs dismantling of Madrid in the Champions League last season as his team beat the eventual winners 3-1.
Hopefully Levy can do his best to keep one of the best managers in the world at the club, and back him with some serious money come the summer once the stadium is complete.
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