Wrong time for Pochettino to leave Tottenham Hotspur

Inter Milan are keeping a close eye on Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino as they hunt for a new manager, claims Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.

What’s the story?

The Serie A club are said to be mulling over candidates after Stefano Poli was sacked on Tuesday after six months at the club.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been linked with Inter over the past few weeks, and now Pochettino has entered the fray.

On his official website, Di Marzio has claimed that sporting director Piero Ausilio and recently-appointed technical director Walter Sabatini are admirers of Pochettino.

The journalist also states that the Argentine is weighing up the potential move, which would reportedly earn him €10m, which is almost double what he pockets at White Hart Lane.

Should Pochettino make the shock move?

It would not make any sense for the 45-year-old to abandon Spurs now just as they are becoming a dominant force in the Premier League.

Pochettino is shaping a young team that are credible title challengers, and they would take a significant step backwards if he were to leave.

For two seasons in a row, the North London outfit have fallen short in the race for the coveted trophy.

They crumbled in their final few games in the 2015-16 campaign, which effectively handed the title over to Leicester City early.

This time around, a 1-0 defeat to West Ham United prevented them from maintaining pressure on leaders Chelsea, who could win the title with a victory over West Bromwich Albion tonight.

Despite the disappointments, Spurs have improved over the years, and they can continue doing so with Pochettino at the helm.

With another Champions League campaign secured for next season and the new stadium on the horizon, it would be a mistake for the Argentine to walk away at this stage.