Danny Murphy offers opinion on whether Mauricio Pochettino would leave Tottenham

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The Argentine is reportedly sought-after having transformed Spurs into title contenders.

Mauricio Pochettino's impressive transformation of Tottenham Hotspur has not gone unnoticed, according to the tabloids.

The Sun reported on Sunday that Chelsea and Manchester United had expressed an interest in hiring the Spurs head coach, who is set to sign a new three-year contract worth an extra £1million per season.

As it stands, neither Chelsea or United are likely to qualify for next season's Champions League and former Tottenham midfielder Danny Murphy has listed several other reasons why White Hart Lane is the best place for Pochettino.

"Why would you want to leave?" Murphy told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show on TalkSPORT. "Tottenham's progressing all the time. The training ground's been done; it's wonderful. The squad's young; it's going to get better. He's going to get more money to spend. The stadium's getting done. Where's he going to go?"

Former Espanyol and Southampton coach Pochettino took over a Spurs side which had finished sixth in the Premier League under Tim Sherwood 22 months ago.

After guiding them to fifth in his first season in north London, the Argentine could end his second a title winner, after Sunday's 2-0 win at Aston Villa closed the gap on leaders Leicester City to two points.

Leicester do have a game in hand on the chasing pack, though, which is against second-bottom Newcastle United on Monday.

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