Pochettino answers to Real Madrid rumours


The Tottenham boss is among those to have touted as a possible successor to Zinedine Zidane at the Santiago Bernabeu, and he is ruling nothing out

Mauricio Pochettino has offered a cryptic response to reports suggesting he could replace Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid, with the Tottenham boss choosing to state that “what will be, will be”.

With the Blancos having suddenly found themselves without a manager following the shock departure of an iconic manager, various candidates have been touted as possible appointments.

Pochettino, who has previously spent time in charge of La Liga side Espanyol, is among those considered to be serious contenders, with the Argentine having impressed in his coaching career to date.


A productive spell in England saw him cut his teeth at Southampton before turning Spurs into genuine Premier League title challengers and an established top-four outfit.

Quizzed by AS on whether those exploits could lead him to Madrid, Pochettino said: “I live in the present, there is nothing more important than that.

“I enjoy what is happening and what has to be will be. Jorge Griffa once told me that I must let football take me, that I do not want to change my destiny.”