Alan Shearer has one reservation about Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino

Former footballers Alan Shearer and Les Ferdinand pose for a picture during the pro am ahead of the British Masters at Close House Golf Club on September 27, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

The Tottenham Hotspur manager has performed magnificently during his time in charge of the club.


Newcastle striker Alan Shearer celebrates after scoring in the 77th minute as Sunderland goalkeeper Lionel Perez is left stranded during the FA Premier League match at St James' Park on...

Alan Shearer delivered his verdict on Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, when writing his regular column for popular bookmakers Coral, suggesting that the Argentine has to start winning trophies, if he is to have any chance of being appointed Real Madrid manager at some point in the future.

The 45-year-old has worked miracles during his time in charge of Tottenham, and deserves great credit for the manner in which he has galvanised the club as a whole, and replaced a weak, tepid mentality amongst the players with a strong and powerful one.

Pochettino's reign at the club has coincided with fifth, third and second placed finishes. His Spurs side eclipsed Arsenal in the league for the first time since 1995 last term and things are looking rosy in the white half of north London.

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and AFC Bournemouth at Wembley Stadium on October 14, 2017 in London, England.

There is, however, a huge elephant in the room...the fact that the Argentine is still yet to win a major trophy with Tottenham, and it is something that Shearer highlighted when writing his regular column for Coral, suggesting that Pochettino needs to win a major honour if he is to be the man to replace Zinedine Zidane in Madrid, if and when the Frenchman eventually leaves the club:

"Mauricio Pochettino has been linked with Real Madrid and a few people have said he could be their next manager if they do replace Zidane, however, it can be said that he needs to win a trophy. We keep saying how promising the team is and how impressive it is that they bring young players through but eventually they have to turn that into silverware."

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs looks on prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match beween Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

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Only time will tell if Pochettino is successful in delivering major honours during his time as Spurs boss, but one thing is certain, if he does go on to do just that, Real Madrid will surely come calling for his services.

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