Neville is worried about Pochettino leaving Tottenham

first_imgWhile working as a pundit for Sky Sports, Gary Neville explained that he fears Tottenham won’t be able to keep Pochettino in the club. As Real Madrid keeps looking for their next manager now that Lopetegui is gone, English pundit Gary Neville is worried that Los Blancos will come after Pochettino and Tottenham won’t be able to stop them.The Spurs board of directors have effectively failed Mauricio Pochettino with the promises they made to the manager during the summer, they failed to sign any new top players and he has recently responded by calling out chairman Daniel Levy by saying that Tottenham doesn’t have the same ambition than the other top clubs in England.For Gary Neville, that was a major red flag that he completely understands and leaves the door open for his almost imminent exit, possibly to Real Madrid.“What I would say is a bit of a worry are Mauricio Pochettino’s comments,” he told Monday Night Football on Sky Sports.“I said before the game it’s the first bricks in the foundations of potentially wanting to leave and during the game tonight the Real Madrid coach has been sacked.”“If you are Real Madrid and you are thinking ‘Where can I get a manager, where’s the next manager?’ He speaks Spanish and has been a coach in La Liga. That is an appealing job for anybody in world football.”“He knew the ground rules before he came in. He knew he wasn’t going to get £500-£600m when he went to Tottenham.”“He took the job knowing Daniel Levy, the board at the Tottenham, the restrictions, so my view is that now he probably wants that next level of job because he deserves it as he is a brilliant coach.”“That next level is available at arguably the greatest club in the world of football in Real Madrid.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“That’s where the manager might be thinking ‘is this now the time for me to step out?’ I think Tottenham, if Real Madrid want him, will have a real problem in the next few days.”“I don’t think they do, we are just putting two and two together, but we spoke about the timing of his comments, and is the timing because a job has become available?”“Pochettino has always peddled the party line well. We know what Tottenham are like in terms of being quite conservative and pragmatic with spending and they do what they can, but he has always managed things well and pushed away questions about why you can’t spend like other clubs do.”“Mauricio Pochettino is a brilliant coach but at some point he was always going to want to manage one of the super clubs in Europe. There are a couple at the moment that you can imagine will be changing manager in the next 12 months and looking at him, and he will know they are looking at him.”“It feels to me that he has laid the first foundations of a move away from the club and started to prepare the ground,” he concluded.Gary Neville & Jamie Carragher have a heated debate about TottenhamWho’s side are you on?! ⬇️— Football Daily (@footballdaily) October 30, 2018last_img

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