Tottenham Hotspur need a favour from Arsene Wenger

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The future of Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino may rest in the hands of Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger.

Jesus Perez, Assistant Manager of Tottenham Hotspur (left) and Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur (middle) looks on prior to the FA Cup Third Round match between Tranmere...

Tottenham Hotspur are desperate to keep hold of manager Mauricio Pochettino. Their fate may lie in the hands of Arsene Wenger.

Pochettino is under contract at Spurs, but suitors Real Madrid and Manchester United are both swirling, with interim bosses in charge of both.

 

Pochettino is contemplating being a one-club manager from here on, and says he plans to ask Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger if it is a wise move.

Wenger spent 20 years in charge at Arsenal, winning three league titles. His later years at the club were marred by fan unrest as they slumped to sixth in the league.

The Spurs manager told ESPN that he plans to talk with Wenger and ask him if it was 'worth it'.

Pochettino said: "I hope, or I wish, maybe to be here 20 years and decide to leave or to finish my career here. But I don't know because I need to ask him, if one day I have the possibility, if he's so happy in the way that he finished.

"I don't believe [so]. What I saw from my point of view, it was so unfair how the people treated him and talked. But we'll see."

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The Spurs boss acknowledged the transfer constraints he is working under. He told BBC Sport that Tottenham 'cannot win he title' unless they start operating in a different way.

Tottenham need to hope Arsene Wenger is happy that he stayed at Arsenal, and does not regret going elsewhere.

If Wenger does hold regrets, he may decide to tell Tottenham's Pochettino that he should seize the opportunities he did not.

Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (L) and Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino greet before the English Premier League football match between Tottenham...

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