Mauricio Pochettino opens door to move to Real Madrid

Mauricio Pochettino opens door to move to Real Madrid

With United said to have made landing the ex-Tottenham and Southampton man a "main objective", Madrid are ready to throw a spanner in the works by offering him a new contract, Mail Online report.

Speaking on the Sky Sports Transfer Centre podcast, Sheth said: "If Conte goes, Sarri would be the favourite to take over".

And boy does Zidane's announcement come at the right moment for the Premier League club.

"This team must keep winning and it needs a change after three years, another voice, another method of working."

With both Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo talking about potentially leaving Real this summer, Zidane has paved the way for both to potentially stay under a new manager, with Arsene Wenger the bookmakers favorite, plus the likes of Mauricio Pochettino and Joachim Low are also high up on the list.

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Whether Pochettino feels it's the right time to swap the white of Spurs for the white of Madrid is another matter altogether... "Jorge Griffa once told me that I must let football take me, that I do not want to change my destiny".

Real must now start an unexpected recruitment process, with the World Cup on the horizon before embarking on pre-season preparations. It ended well for me when I was a player and it's ended well for me as a manager.

The London club had reportedly been hoping to appoint former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri as their new manager in the coming weeks, but that move has seemingly been shelved after they refused to pay his £7 million (R118 million) release clause. Zidane said he had insulted his family.

It appears the 45-year-old Frenchman has decided that it won't ever get better than this for him at the famously demanding 13-time European champions.

Zidane has now won nine trophies since replacing Rafael Benitez in the Santiago Bernabeu dugout in January 2016. "I'm not looking for another team", Zidane said.

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