As we all know the LA Liga giant has been scouting for someone to replace Zinedine Zidane after he quit in the wake of the Champions League final victory over Liverpool in Kiev.
But unfortunately, President Florentino Perez ended up signing Spain boss Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the World Cup, leading to the manager being sacked by his country just days before the tournament got underway.
Julen Lopetegui who failed to meet up to expectations was finally sacked my the management after the embarrassing 5-1 El Clasico hammering at Barcelona last month.
Reports even suggest that he was never Real Madrid first choice.
On the just concluded episode of Transfer Window podcast which is being anchored by Journalist Duncan Castles made a seemingly significant revelation by saying Pochettino was actually the man he was after.
This was what Pochettino had to say after extending his contract with Tottenham ;“Pochettino wanted the job in the summer, he was offered the job, accepted it and Daniel Levy prevented it from happening.
“You have to take from all of that that he’s very much a Real candidate and still the No.1 candidate from Madrid’s perspective to be the next permanent manager of Real Madrid.
“Pochettino wanted the job in the summer, he was offered the job, accepted it and Daniel Levy prevented it from happening””
Dailystar.co.uk also reported that Pochettino could yet be tempted away from north London to replace caretaker boss Santiago Solari long-term. Mauricio Pochettino signed a new long-term contract with Spurs in May"I am honoured to have signed a new long-term contract as we approach one of the most significant periods in the club's history and be the manager that will lead this team into our new world-class stadium," the Argentine said when the deal was announced.
"This is a special club - we always strive to be creative in the way we work both on and off the pitch and will continue to stick to our principles in order to achieve the success this club deserves."
“I am convinced that Florentino Perez does not want to make a mistake on this next appointment,” McGarry said on last week’s show.
“His one job as president, his own election credibility depends on the guy who comes in next and therefore he wants to put someone in charge until next May, at which point he will have had six, seven months to schmooze Mauricio Pochettino and Daniel Levy, to get Pochettino in to the job by the start of the 2019 season.
“I would say Solari is very much real for 14 days but in the spirit of halloween, he may well come as a ghost after that.”
Dailystar.co.uk also reported that ;
Pochettino is backing his Tottenham side to take their Champions League qualification hopes to the last group game after their escape act against PSV.