Mark Lawrenson explains why he’s worried about Pochettino

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham have made a poor start to the Premier League season, having managed just eight points from their first six matches.

The defeat against Leicester City on Saturday means that Spurs still remain winless away from home, and have only kept one clean sheet in their six outings.

Spurs’ poor showing against the Foxes led some Spurs fans to question if Mauricio Pochettino has taken the club as far as he can.

Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has now suggested that Pochettino might be on his way out of the club as he is likely to be Real Madrid’s preferred choice to replace Zinedine Zidane.

Los Blancos have not started the season in great form but the win against Sevilla on Sunday came as a reprieve for Zidane.

Lawrenson insisted that Madrid might be tempted to sound out Pochettino if their poor start to the season continues.

Speaking to Football Focus on BBC One (21/09/2019 at 12:30 pm), he said, “The other thing about Tottenham is that I would worry a bit about the manager because there’s a certain manager at Real Madrid, who is not doing well,” Lawrenson told Football Focus.

“And if you look around the world for a manager then you are not going to take a Mourinho back, are you if you are Madrid? You’d take Pochettino. If it’s possible [he could go this season]. All options are available.”

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Being linked with the Real Madrid job has almost become an annual occurrence for the Spurs manager. However, Zidane is likely to be given time to turn things around at Spanish capital barring a disastrous run of form. So Spurs fans don’t need to worry about Pochettino going to Madrid just yet.

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  1. Quite a few Spurs fans, including me, are far from worried about Real Madrid poaching Pochettino, in fact it would be the ideal solution, since he’s obviously run out of ideas at Spurs. He did well for two or three years, but the team has been in obvious decline since 2017, and the CL Final was sheer fluke, based on THREE away goal wins (including Inter in the group stage), two of which – City and Ajax – were clearly undeserved. If Real still want him, they’re very welcome to him.


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