Mauricio Pochettino to Real Madrid: Three exit hints after Man United

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Man United 2 – Tottenham 1
The fallout from Tottenham’s FA Cup semifinal defeat to Man United continues in the papers on Monday.

Spurs have now lost their last eight semifinals in a row.
Moreover, in four years since taking over at Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino has still to win a trophy with the Lillywhites.
Are Spurs moving in the right direction? Of course. But could a lack of trophies result in star assets leaving the club? Those fears have again been heightened after the United loss.
Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera turned the semifinal for United after Dele Alli opened for Spurs.

Mauricio Pochettino drops three exit hints
Following the Man United defeat, Mauricio Pochettino began dropping hints about his possible exit from the club.
Would Pochettino really leave Spurs in the summer before they move into their new stadium?
The Times on Monday trace how Pochettino made three different statements after Man United to suggest he’s looking to move on:
Not once, not twice, but three times he cast doubt on his future at Tottenham Hotspur after they crumbled to a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

“We came here to create a winning mentality,” he said in a post-match interview with the BBC. “It’s about time and making a lot of change when you identify those things and Tottenham has a lot of work to do in that direction with myself or with another manager.”
He went on to repeat the same line when speaking to beIN Sports and then again in his post-match press conference. It may have been just the disappointment talking, but it looked more like a calculated comment on Pochettino’s behalf. Rarely has he spoken so candidly about his future.

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Pochettino to Real Madrid
If Pochettino does leave Tottenham, the Times suggest he could be the next manager at Real Madrid.
In a bold prediction in the broadsheet, readers are told:
Should Bayern Munich knock the reigning European champions out of the Champions League, Zinedine Zidane will surely be sacked.
But will Madrid lose their Champions League semifinal?
It’s worth noting that Madrid have won the competition for the past two seasons running, and three times in four years.

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