Mauricio Pochettino’s management of Tottenham Hotspur has been catching the eye for a long time now, but could this be the summer he is set to part ways with the North London outfit?
Pochettino’s fellow Premier League manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, currently has the job in question but whether that is beyond the end of the season, that is yet to be seen.
Standard Sport have reported that Manchester United will not be put off paying Spurs a compensation fee for Pochettino, which is believed to exceed the £34m value of the remaining four years of his contract.
In the case that the managerial move was to happen, here are two reasons as to why chairman Daniel Levy should snub such a major offer.
Not many others could do a better job
If Pochettino was to leave, it would be a disaster for Spurs. Considering the lack of funds at hand, the Argentine boss is certainly getting the best out of what he has at his disposal and enhancing the abilities of his more senior players.
Not many other managers in world football, and even fewer that could be available, could do the job that Pochettino has in developing a group of players so well, as well as providing opportunities to youth players and being so wise as to how he uses his signings.
If he was to leave, Levy would have to bring in a new manager, who, unless he is one of football’s elite, would struggle to impact Spurs as Pochettino has, leaving the chairman is a difficult situation.
Key players could move on
One of the consequences of Pochettino’s move, if it was to happen, would be the effect on the players. A handful of names could move on if they were to feel dissatisfied with the club in the event he did leave.
Pochettino could also look to take some of Spurs’ key men to United with him as, for example, the Daily Star had reported that Toby Alderweireld was close to moving to the Red Devils in the summer but that United chose to wait on the deal.
This is one of Tottenham’s best ever teams and he can’t be the chairman to break it up.