Matt Le Tissier believes Maurico Pochettino would leave Tottenham Hotspur, despite contract revelation

The Argentine has verbally agreed a new contract extension at Spurs.

Mauricio Pochettino told his press conference earlier today that he has verbally agreed a two-year contract extension at Tottenham Hotspur.

This comes in the same week that he made it clear he would also like to coach former club Paris Saint-Germain at some point in his career.

One man who clearly feels this is still a possibility, despite today’s developments, is former Southampton player Matt Le Tissier.

He is quoted by Sporting Life as suggesting that Pochettino would jump at the chance to manage PSG if an offer came up – despite his achievements and what he is building at Tottenham Hotspur:

"It doesn't shock me that Pochettino, who is an ambitious manager, would be touting himself for other jobs and it wouldn't surprise me if he left.

"He's very driven, be it by ambition or finances and I think if PSG did come knocking then he would accept it."

Then, not long after Pochettino’s announcement, Le Tissier had this to say about his future on Twitter:

Of course Pochettino broke his contract with Le Tiss’ beloved Southampton in May 2014 to take over at Tottenham Hotspur.

Spurs fans will of course not want to hear it but this contract extension only serves to compensate the club handsomely should a team like PSG, Manchester United or Barcelona decide to try and convince Poch to chance his arm elsewhere.

For the time being it looks as though the Argentine will be staying at Tottenham Hotspur, but Le Tissier is right when he suggests he could easily up and leave.

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