Football pundit and former Arsenal midfieldwer Ray Parlour has claimed that there are “no other jobs” for Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino to go to after Zinedine Zidane was re-appointed as manager of Real Madrid this week.

Los Blancos have struggled this season under the guidance of Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari.

Madrid have looked like a shadow of the team that claimed three Champions League crowns in succession, but lost to Tottenham last season, over recent times.

The final nail in the coffin for Solari was when the club fell to a shock Champions League elimination against Ajax Amsterdam last week.

Tottenham talisman Pochettino was strongly linked with the Madrid job following the sacking of Solari. The Argentine is regarded as one of the best managers in world football after transforming Spurs into one of the best sides in England during the past five years.

In the end, the Spanish giants managed to re-appoint Zidane who led them with distinction before resigning from the job at the end of last season.

One of the things which Pochettino has failed to do with Tottenham is to win silverware. However, in his defence, he does not have a big transfer budget to work with as compared to their English counterparts Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea.

Some critics of Spurs believes that Pochettino will have to eventually leave the club if he wants to win major trophies.

The 47-year-old Tottenham boss was also linked with the Manchester United hot-seat after Jose Mourinho was sacked in December.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has however exceeded expectations as interim boss of the Red Devils and there is a good chance he will be appointed as their boss on a permanent basis.

“That was always the link between him [Pochettino] and Real Madrid,” Parlour told talkSPORT.

“I think that was his next move if he’s going to move from Tottenham.

“People said Manchester United. Now with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, it looks like he’s not going to get a job there and there’s no other job he can take.

“Pochettino might have said, ‘I am staying at Tottenham whatever happens’, which is great news for Spurs because he’s a top manager. Now, it’s up to Spurs board to back Pochettino and give him some money.”


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