Tottenham fans react as Real Madrid step up pursuit of Mauricio Pochettino

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…