Former president's response when asked if Pochettino could manage Real Madrid

Ramon Calderon has been impressed with the Tottenham Hotspur head coach.

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon gave little away when asked if Mauricio Pochettino has the credentials to manage Los Blancos.

In his two seasons at White Hart Lane Pochettino has transformed Spurs into Premier League title favourites for the first time since January 1985, with a net spend of -£6m, according to TalkSPORT.

The Argentine's success has seen him linked with summer moves to Chelsea and Manchester United, as reported by the Daily Mail, while the Spanish press last week listed him as one of three targets to replace Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu, along with Jose Mourinho and Joachim Loew.

"He is now at Tottenham doing something great, they can win the Premier [League]. So why not?" Calderon told TalkSPORT on Thursday, when asked by Ray Wilkins if Pochettino would suit the 10-time European Cup winners.

However, the 64-year-old does not think the Spurs boss will be the last to be linked between now and the summer.

"What you are going to see now, from now until the end of the season is many coaches linked to Real Madrid," he added. "It’s a good time for that, for agents, for coaches themselves, [who are] eager to be linked with Real - like players."

Pochettino began his managerial career in Spain with Espanyol, midway through Calderon's final season as Los Blancos president.

From there, the former Paris Saint-Germain defender moved to Southampton, helping the South Coast side to what was at the time their highest ever Premier League points tally.

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