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Real Madrid eye Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino as top candidate to replace Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid have targeted Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham after several reports from Spain as top candidates for their new coach after Zinedine Zidane's resignation and England

Pochettino Signed a new contract with Tottenham last week, but The Guardian and Indepedent both reported that the Premier League would still be preparing for Real Madrid to bring the Argentinean to Bernabeu [1

9659004] Spanish news agencies Marca and Sport agreed that Pochettino is by far the preferred choice of Madrid's President Florentino Perez, who believes he has a clear path to negotiation.

Sources near Tottenham told ESPN FC blogger Ben Pearce that there is no specific buyout clause in Pochettino's new contract that would allow him to go to another club, nor is there an informal verbal agreement that would facilitate a departure despite initial rumo

Nonetheless, Marca reported that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would be willing to terminate Pochettino's deal if and when Perez calls.

The reports that linked Pochettino to Madrid existed long before Zidane announced his exit just days after leading Madrid to the Champions League title for the third year running

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In January, Pochettino refused to manage Real Madrid in the future. He would never be able to defeat Barcelona after playing and managing Espanyol for his local rivals.

"My dedication to this club is enormous," Pochettino said at the time of Tottenham. "I work like I'm here forever, but in the end it's like the players, you never know what's going to happen in football."

After resigning as an Espanyol player in 2006, he assumed responsibility for the Catalan club in 2009 until he moved to England in January 2013 with Southampton.

He helped Saints into eighth in his first full season and then moved to Tottenham. After a fifth place in his first season, he qualified for the Champions League with a third place in the years 2015-16 and improved this to second place in the years 2016-17.

After finishing third last season, Pochettino was given an ultimatum to Levy shortly before the release, calling on the club to dramatically change his strategies and speculate that he was ready to leave London this summer ,

However, he signed the new contract 10 days later, saying he and Levy shared "the same philosophies achieve long-term, sustainable success."

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