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Sport Mauricio Pochettino 'remains Real Madrid's No 1 choice to replace under-fire Zinedine Zidane' despite Tottenham's underwhelming start

05:05  24 september  2019
05:05  24 september  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Real Madrid have identified Mauricio Pochettino as the principal candidate to take over as manager after Zinedine Zidane ’ s surprise decision to walk away from the club. • President Florentino Pérez makes Argentinian first choice • Spurs insist Pochettino ’ s contract contains no Madrid clause.

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LEICESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: Tottenham Hotspur Manager Mauricio Pochettino during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at The King Power Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images) © 2019 Plumb Images LEICESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: Tottenham Hotspur Manager Mauricio Pochettino during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at The King Power Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images)

Mauricio Pochettino is still Real Madrid's No 1 choice should they decide to sack Zinedine Zidane.

This is despite Tottenham's slow start to the season which leaves them 10 points off league leaders Liverpool already.

Zinedine Zidane wearing a suit and tie: Zidane guided Los blancos to second after beating Sevilla but they lost 3-0 to PSG last week © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Zidane guided Los blancos to second after beating Sevilla but they lost 3-0 to PSG last week Spurs have won just two of their first six league games this season and lost their last game at Leicester 2-1 on Saturday. 

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Real Madrid have reportedly identified Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino as their top target to replace current boss Zinedine Zidane should the Frenchman need to be replaced before the end of the 2017-18 season. According to Pete Jenson in the Daily Mail, the Spanish giants believe the

Nevertheless, according to the Mirror, Los Blancos were impressed by Pochettino reaching last season's Champions League final and believe that is enough evidence he is ready to manage at the Bernabeu.

The north London club will be determined to keep hold of Pochettino who is on £8.5million a year.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 14, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images) © 2019 Tottenham Hotspur FC LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 14, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

There have been concerns that Pochettino was frustrated by last summer's transfer window and may be interested in a move away.  

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Mauricio Pochettino ' remains Real Madrid ' s No 1 choice to replace under - fire Zinedine Zidane ' despite Tottenham ' s underwhelming start . Eden Hazard finally makes Real Madrid bow as Zinedine Zidane 's side claim win to ease pressure on Frenchman The former Chelsea man came on

Real madrid are eyeing up tottenham boss mauricio pochettino to replace zinedine zidane REAL MADRID are lining up Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino as a

Madrid president Florentiono Perez is a big fan of Pochettino and is unlikely to be dissuaded by the Argentine signing a five-year contract in 2018.

Mauricio Pochettino holding a football ball: Mauricio Pochettino is Real Madrid's No 1 choice should they decide to sack Zinedine Zidane © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mauricio Pochettino is Real Madrid's No 1 choice should they decide to sack Zinedine Zidane

The La Liga side will move for Pochettino if he gives them any indication he is ready to jump ship.

Zidane guided Los blancos to second in the league after beating Sevilla but they lost 3-0 to Paris Saint-Germain in their first Champions League group game last week. 

Poch: Bayern loss can spur Tottenham on .
Mauricio Pochettino hopes Tottenham's midweek hammering by Bayern Munich can have a similar galvanising effect to a heavy defeat he endured as a player. Pochettino presided over the heaviest loss of his managerial career when the German champions romped to a 7-2 victory in the Champions League - the first time Spurs have conceded seven goals at home in their 137-year history.It has deepened the sense that they are in the midst of a crisis after a rocky start to the season and has left the Argentine fending off speculation regarding his future ahead of Saturday lunchtime's Premier League visit to Brighton.

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