Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has described the Real Madrid job as the once in a lifetime opportunity.
Earlier this month Zinedine Zidane announced that he will step down as Real Madrid manager after guiding the Los Blancos to three straight Champions League trophies in a row. The La Liga giants had reportedly chosen Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino as their prime candidate to replace the legendary Frenchman.
However, Real Madrid will have to look at other alternatives for Zidane’s successor after Pochettino made it public that he would not be moving away from the North London club anytime soon. Spurs are determined to keep Pochettino at the club and have demanded over £50 million from Madrid for the Argentine and his three backroom staff members who would tag along to the Santiago Bernabeu.
However, Pochettino is still having thoughts of taking up the Madrid job despite stating that he is happy at Tottenham.
Pochettino Reveals Madrid Ambition-
In an interview on the Radio station in Argentina, Pochettino hinted at the Madrid job being one of the best and most proud jobs one can have in the world at the moment. “As a coach, to arrive at Real Madrid is the pinnacle of your career. It’s clear that Real Madrid could be the best team in the world. I’m happy at Tottenham. I let football carry me away.” He said.
Pochettino also claimed that he was grateful that Madrid had been rumored with linking him to the job and added that it was a source of respect and pride being offered the boots to fill.
However, the 46-year-old still has a task for next season with Tottenham and would want to reap the reward in the form of trophies for the hard work that he has done so far.
Pochettino is still a long way from taking up a job at Real and emulating success because if you don’t win trophies at Real Madrid, it’s likely you will face the sack. With Pochettino yet to win a title with Spurs, the Madrid job could come in too soon for him.