The future of Mauricio Pochettino has been called into question in light of Jose Mourinho’s dismissal at Manchester United, but there is reason to suggest that Tottenham Hotspur’s fears should derive from the situation at Real Madrid.
It’s far from absurd to suggest that Pochettino is the most coveted manager in world football right now. The Argentine has taken Tottenham to heights that few could have reached while working within the constraints of Daniel Levy’s strict financial structure, so it’s little surprise that he is being linked with some of the biggest jobs in world football.
Discussion linking Pochettino to Old Trafford has died down in recent days but his future remains a key talking point in the British media.
According to a recent report from the Daily Telegraph, Spurs are dreading the lure of Real Madrid far more than that of Manchester United and Levy is willing to do everything in his power to keep Pochettino at the helm.
The chairman has already agreed to extend the contract of Toby Alderweireld, triggering his £25 million summer release clause in the process, but the Telegraph’s report details a 2019 objective which could be game-changing for the club.
‘Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy will fight hard to keep Pochettino by telling him he will not get the control he enjoys at Spurs elsewhere and is seeking outside investment to try to boost his summer transfer kitty.’
That Levy is searching for fresh investment into the club suggests he is taking the appropriate steps to ensure Spurs continue on their upward trajectory while simultaneously offering Pochettino further reason to remain in north London.
Pochettino would naturally have been frustrated by the lack of money he had at his disposal last summer but, with Levy making strides towards boosting his transfer budget, there is reason to suggest 2019 could be a year of change for Tottenham for more reasons than one.
If Tottenham can sustain a genuine title challenge without the financial backing which their rivals enjoy then how far can they go if Levy secures further investment from outside the club? Well, that all depends on Pochettino’s future, but an attractive summer transfer kitty could force him to snub a move to the Spanish capital.
Levy’s management of Tottenham has been a pivotal component of the club’s development in recent years, and the latest report suggests his plan to secure fresh investment for the 2019 summer window could help translate Lilywhite dreams into reality.
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