Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that reported interest in his services from Spanish giants Real Madrid is ”positive” as it means that “someone there has noticed that we’re doing our jobs well”.
Los Blancos have sacked boss Santiago Solari and replaced him with Zinedine Zidane after they were shockingly eliminated from the Champions League by Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam last week.
The defeat against the Dutch club means that the Spanish outfit are out of the competition, which they have won during the past three consecutive seasons.
Tottenham manager Pochettino was being touted as one of the candidates as the next man at the Santiago Bernabeu before Zidane’s appointment.
Since being appointed as the Lilywhites manager in 2014, Pochettino has transformed Spurs into one of the best in England despite working on a tight budget. He has also made Tottenham regular top-four finishers.
This has made the Argentine one of the most highly-rated and sought after managers in world football.
Tottenham boss Pochettino was previously strongly touted to be appointed as manager of Manchester United after Jose Mourinho was sacked.
However, the talk of that happening has died down now as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been doing a brilliant job as interim manager of the Red Devils and will in all probability be appointed as the club’s new full-time manager soon.
With talk of Pochettino leaving, the Tottenham manager has turned the speculation into a positive.
“I see it as something positive. It means that someone there has noticed that we’re doing our jobs well, Pochettino said when asked about the reports linking him with Real Madrid as reported by The Mirror.
“My relationship with Spain will always be there. Hopefully one day I can go back there and play some winning football that people like to watch. I would consider going back. You should always remain open to new experiences and new projects.”