By Russell Edge

12th Nov, 2017 | 9:28am

Tottenham star figure in crucial tug of war between European giants - report

By Russell Edge

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is being lined up by both Premier League rivals Manchester United and European giants Paris Saint Germain for a move in the summer, according to a report.

The Express claim on their website that the 45-year-old has impressed both sides with his performances with Spurs, and could be at the centre of a crucial fight between the clubs as they look set to switch managers.

It is claimed that PSG manager Unai Emery’s position is in doubt, having reportedly crossed swords with star forward Neymar, who was a world record signing over the summer, and that while the boss is expected to reach at least the Champions League semi finals, success may not be enough to secure his future.

As such, they have identified United boss Jose Mourinho as their number one target to replace Emery, while Pochettino is also said to be among the candidates for the role, which would see a return to the club at which he spent two years with as a player and club captain.

If the Portuguese boss were to depart Old Trafford, then the Spurs figure, who has been with the north London club since arriving from Southampton back in 2014 and is contracted until 2021, is claimed to have been eyed up by the north west side as a prime replacement.

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During his time with Spurs, Pochettino has taken charge of 180 matches, winning 99 and having seen his side net 336 goals, which has helped the club take part in two successive title battles for the Premier League.

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