Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo delivers emphatic verdict on Real Madrid's pursuit of Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino manager

Wolverhampton Wanderers take on Tottenham Hotspur next in the Premier League with speculation swirling around Mauricio Pochettino's future.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on October 29, 2018 in London,...

Tottenaham travel to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Saturday with Mauricio Pochettino in charge, for now at least.

Rumours have been rife that Real Madrid are once again keen to lure the Tottenham manager after sacking Julen Lopetegui.

According to the likes of The Sun Madrid want Pochettino and are willing to wait until the end of next month.


Speculation has been fuelled by Pochettino admitting he is at his 'lowest' point since joining Spurs (The Sun) with the club's inability to truly challenge both in the transfer market and for trophies particularly irksome for the Argentine.

Pochettino has been installed as second favourite to take over at the Santiago Bernabeu (Oddschecker) ahead of a trip to newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers.

And Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo, who played in Spain before managing Madrid's La Liga rivals Valencia, has backed the European champions' judgement.

Nuno Espirito Santo the head coach

"I think it's what Mauricio did in Tottenham (why he has been linked), he built the team, you can see by the squad, the players they have so many talent," Nuno Espirito Santo told Sky Sports News.

"You can see the routines that they have.

"He builds the team, he builds his own idea through the players, (he's) fantastic, and it's a fantastic team."

It must seem like groundhog day for Tottenham fans when it comes to their much-loved manager.

Tottenham Hotspur Chairman Daniel Levy looks on during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at White Hart Lane on November 19, 2016 in London, England.

Not a few months can go by without him being linked with the likes of Madrid, Manchester United or PSG.

Spurs have been on an amazing ride with him as boss and it would be a shame to see him depart before the new stadium is ready.

Should Real come knocking Spurs will at least be comforted by the fact they would be due a big compensation package given Pochettino signed a new five-year deal back in May.

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