Tottenham Hotspur players are concerned about the prospect of Mauricio Pochettino leaving the club for either Manchester United or Real Madrid over the summer, according to the Telegraph‘s Matt Law.
Spurs find themselves outside the top four, on the brink of being eliminated from the Champions League, and unable to move into their new stadium until 2019.
The stagnation of the Spurs ‘project’, which has seen Pochettino significantly improve the team, comes at a time when both Real Madrid and Man United are both looking towards appointing a new manager.
And while the Argentine will not leave midway through the season, there are fears among Spurs players that he will have his head turned in the summer.
Pochettino is keen to lead Spurs into their new stadium but the delays in its construction, coupled with his team failing to notably improve from last season and the economic backlash from moving to a new ground likely to stymie transfer deals next summer, may well force the manager to turn his head elsewhere.
Perhaps he will feel like he has done all he can with Spurs, a team so antonymous with winning trophies, and decide that taking a step up serves as the best call for his career.