Key Spurs figure has put brakes on Euro giants moving for White Hart Lane hero

Real Madrid will not make a move for Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino because president Florentino Perez is reluctant to enter negotiations with Daniel Levy, according to reports from El Pais.

The Argentine tactician’s stock has risen to an all-time high on the back of his work in north London this season, with the ex-Southampton coach having transformed the Lilywhites into genuine title contenders.

This has seen him aligned with jobs at Manchester United and Chelsea, and reports claim that he’s also been considered at Real with Zinedine Zidane’s position beyond this season unknown.

However, a major blocker for the club is the presence of Spurs chairman Levy, whose tough stance in terms of negotiating has eroded their interest.

It’s understood that the deal for Gareth Bale in 2013 tested Real’s patience as Spurs stuck to their world record valuation of £86m.

Another factor on Los Blancos’ decision to not pursue Pochettino is his reputation, with the South American, although a top coach, not a household name.

El Pais also claim that Jose Mourinho has signed a pre-contract deal with Manchester United.