Ian Wright makes risky bet on Mauricio Pochettino's future as Tottenham manager

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Ian Wright thinks there is no way that Mauricio Pochettino will leave Spurs for Manchester United.

Pundit and former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has told The Sun Goals Podcast that he thinks there is 'no way' that Mauricio Pochettino will become Manchester United boss this summer.

Spurs turned in one of their best performances of the season on Monday evening, beating Stoke City 4-0 at the Britannia Stadium as Harry Kane and Dele Alli grabbed two goals each.

The win cut the gap to league leaders Leicester City down to just five points, and whilst it may still not be enough for Tottenham to rally and win the Premier League title, they have at least continued to offer top-class performances - and much of that is down to Pochettino.

The Argentine was snapped up as Tottenham manager back in the summer of 2014 having impressed with Southampton, and whilst he had built up a reputation as one of the top young managers in the world, few could have envisioned him turning Spurs into title challengers inside two years.

Pochettino, 44, has built a dynamic team full of young talent, meaning Tottenham could even challenge at the top for years to come - unless their outstanding manager leaves the club.

Reports from The Sun suggested that Pochettino is one of Manchester United's top targets to replace Louis van Gaal in the Old Trafford dugout this summer, if Jose Mourinho doesn't end up landing the job.

However, pundit Ian Wright has told The Sun Goals Podcast that there is 'no way' Pochettino would make such a move - and is even willing to make a very risky bet on it.

Gary Lineker suggested earlier this season that he would present Match of the Day in his underwear if his beloved Leicester City won the Premier League title - and Wright says he is willing to follow suit by doing any appearances naked if Pochettino heads to Old Trafford this summer.

"There is no way he's leaving Tottenham for Manchester United," said Wright. "If that happens, I'll do a Gary Lineker. I'll do every show that I have to do in a week naked if Pochettino leaves Spurs in the summer to go to Manchester United!" he added.

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