According to reports in the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur face a battle to keep manager Mauricio Pochettino with Real Madrid ready to step up their pursuit of the 45-year-old, and Spurs fans have been quick to have their say on the rumour.
The Daily Mail says the La Liga giants are weighing up a move to bring the Argentine boss to Spain at the end of the season with Zinedine Zidane’s men struggling this term – they are currently 19 points behind Barcelona in the Spanish top flight and were knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Leganes during the week.
The report adds that while Pochettino is tempted by the opportunity of working with Real, the north London outfit wouldn’t be willing to let him go easily – especially as he has no release clause in his contract.
Tottenham supporters took to social media to give their thoughts on the story, and while one simply said “he’ll go”, another said “this will test Poch’s loyalty”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Hoping this doesnt turn into another example of our "special" relationship with Real Madrid. They get all our best players and sell the ones we were interested in to Arsenal
— Mark Griffin (@grifter1961) January 27, 2018
— DJ Godfather (@Godfather_DJ) January 27, 2018
He is top of their list
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) January 27, 2018
— Chris Girard (@chrisgirard413) January 27, 2018
— Keith (@KeithAnorak) January 26, 2018
🤢🤢🤢🤢 please no!
— Justin Mountstephens (@justinmount76) January 26, 2018
A big worry Dave.
— Andy (@parkster59) January 26, 2018
This will test pochs loyalty. He keeps talking about his project for the club and being massively committed. Levy needs to get give him a new contract asap and give him the resources he needs to ensure stays. Thankfully there's no escape clause in the contract.
— Amit Mohindra (@amitmoh) January 26, 2018
To be fair wouldn’t blame poch If an offer came In from Real Madrid massive move for him….. good thing If he does go Angelotti is still available im not saying I’d be happy for poch to go just being real
— Adam Houckham (@adman1981) January 27, 2018