The Tottenham gaffer does not need a potentially disruptive influence in the dressing room.
It looks as though Zlatan Ibrahimovic might be finally making his way to England in the summer.
The Swedish veteran hinted that he was open to a potential Premier League move for next season, as reported by Sky Sports,
with his contract at Paris Saint-Germain expiring in the summer.
The striker has shone in Spain, Italy, Holland and now France but never England and has often been linked with a move to our shores.
Now it seems he might be ready, but the debate over who should sign him has now begun raging.
One team that have been mentioned in some quarters are Tottenham Hotspur.
The club need a new striker and seem to be on the dawn of a new era of success under Mauricio Pochettino.
So why is the potential signing of Zlatan an absolute no-go from Spurs?
On paper it makes sense, but the Argentine manager has a recipe for success - and Zlatan brings an aftertaste.
His quality is undeniable but his attitude and work ethic on the pitch are not suitable for Pochettino's Tottenham.
He simply would not put in the shift necessary on the pitch. Meanwhile he would risk throwing off the balance in the dressing room. It is a mistake Pochettino made before at Southampton with Dani Osvaldo and one he swore never to make again. It is the reason why Emmanuel Adebayor is not at the club and perhaps why Mousa Dembele was not signed from Fulham.
Zlatan is the sort of mercurial player that Harry Redknapp would have brought to Spurs. Much like a Rafael van der Vaart or a Roman Pavyluchenko he is a player that turns it on when he wants too.
That is not the Poch way. He wants workers and at this stage of his career, Zlatan is not about to change his habits.
It is a rumour that is likely to up up now and again for the next few months. But the likelihood is that Spurs will not be bringing Zlatan to White Hart Lane any time soon.