Speculation over Spurs boss Pochettino’s future

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There is plenty of speculation in Wednesday’s newspapers over the future of Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, who is being strongly linked with Manchester United.

Pochettino, who has also been linked with Real Madrid, is being tipped as a contender for the United manager’s job after Jose Mourinho was sacked.

The Times say Pochettino wants to be considered for the United job at the end of the season despite having four and a half years remaining on his Spurs contract.

The newspaper believe Pochettino regards the opportunity to manage United as too good to turn down.

The Times also say it would cost United £34m in compensation and that Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has been lined up as a possible alternative if they are unable to get Pochettino.

The Daily Mail claim United would have to pay up to £40m for Pochettino because there is no release clause in the five-year deal he signed in May.

Meanwhile, the Daily Star reckon United have also targeted Paul Mitchell, who worked as Pochettino’s recruitment chief at Southampton and Spurs before moving to RB Leipzig. Mitchell has apparently been targeted for the role of director of football.

And the Mail say Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe will be a leading contender to take over at Spurs if Pochettino does leave.




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