Tottenham’s search for Antonio Conte’s replacement has been dealt a potential blow.
This is after viral reports of Real Madrid beating them to the appointment of their main target Mauricio Pochettino.
Pochettino, who is out of job since leaving Paris Saint-Germain, has been strongly linked with a return to North London.
This is after reports of Antonio Conte being fired this week after being granted an explosive interview last weekend.
Real Madrid are on the hunt for a new boss, too, with veteran Carlo Ancelotti widely expected to leave at the end of the season.
The Times reports that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is a big fan of Pochettino.
The former Tottenham boss is said to be top on the Spanish giants’ wanted list ahead of the summer should Ancelotti depart.
It means Tottenham may have to move quickly if they want to bring back the Argentine.