Date: 19th February 2018 at 8:20pm
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Sky Sports’ expert on Spanish football Guillem Balague has cast major doubts on whether Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino would be open to moving to Real Madrid over the summer.

The Argentinian boss has been heavily linked with a move to the Bernabeu to replace current head coach Zinedine Zidane, and Balague insists that much of Spain is discussing him as though he will be the successor for the French legend.

However, the Sky Sports pundit says that a move to the European giants seems an unlikely venture for Pochettino considering the short-term future Spurs have lined up, with the new stadium, Champions League football and the out-and-out support and backing from chairman Daniel Levy.

Writing for his blog on Sky Sports’ website, he said: “Everybody in Spain is mentioning Mauricio Pochettino but I keep saying it just doesn’t make sense.

“He’s taking Tottenham into a new stadium and a new era.

“There’s a plan there and of course he has no buyout clause so Real would have to convince Daniel Levy to let him go. It doesn’t make much sense in my eyes.”

Pochettino has been in charge of Spurs since joining from Southampton back in 2014, and has helped establish the club as a regular at the top of the Premier League table.

They have been contenders for the top flight title for the past two seasons, losing out to shock champions Leicester City and runaway winners Chelsea, as well as establishing themselves in the Champions League, having gone unbeaten in this season’s group stage.

To date, the 46-year-old has overseen 203 games from the dugout, and has won 111 of those, scoring 382 goals along the way.

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