Mauricio Pochettino will leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer, according to former Arsenal defender Lauren.
The Argentine has been continually linked with potentially taking over from Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, although the rumours have somewhat gone quiet in the past couple of weeks after interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has guided the Old Trafford outfit to an impressive seven match unbeaten run.
Real Madrid are another club to have been said to be monitoring Pochettino’s situation at Spurs. The Spanish giants.
Real sacked Julen Lopetegui at the end of October and turned to Santiago Solari, initially on a caretaker basis. In mid-November they gave him a contract until 2021, however are still keen on Pochettino (Guardian).
Pochettino signed a new five-year contract at Tottenham in May worth up to £8.5m each year, but is still linked with the two giants.
Former Arsenal defender Lauren has claimed that Pochettino will depart North London in the summer for either United or Madrid.
“I do expect Pochettino to leave Tottenham this summer,” he told bwin.
“I think he will have a decision between Man Utd or Real Madrid.
“Tottenham are becoming a bigger team, but they’re nowhere near the size of Man Utd or Real Madrid and as a manager he will want to see what he can achieve at the very top level.
“These teams will give him a real chance to win the Champions League.”
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