Report claims what Mauricio Pochettino must do to set Real Madrid move in motion

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Mauricio Pochettino
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Real Madrid have narrowed their managerial search to two names after failing to secure the services of Massimiliano Allegri, according to Diario AS.

The Spanish giants were keen to appoint Allegri to succeed Zinedine Zidane who departed earlier this week, only for 53-year-old to complete a return to former club Juventus.

The report claims that Real have made Mauricio Pochettino their top target to take over and  will turn to club legend Raul if they are unsuccessful in landing the Argentine.

Real are said not to be ready to enter official talks with Pochettino since he is still under contract and are instead reliant on him informing owner Nasser Al Khelaifi that he has made his decision to leave Paris Saint-Germain.

The relationship between Real president Florentino Pérez and the Ligue 1 side is strong  would not want to sour relations ahead of the prospect of star striker Kylian Mbappé moving to Spain this summer.

Tottenham Hotspur are also credited with having held talks with Pochettino and warn that the North Londoners could end up being an expensive blow to the former Champions League winners.

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