Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Real Madrid Wanted Spurs Boss Pochettino Before Hiring Zidane

Zinedine Zidane has won back-to-back Champions League titles since being named as Real Madrid coach in January 2016, but things could have looked quite different had Los Blancos pursued Mauricio Pochettino more seriously instead.
The Tottenham boss steered his side to an impressive 1-1 draw in the Bernabéu on Tuesday night, but earlier in the day, reports in Spain had recalled how Pochettino was considered as a candidate in Madrid before Real settled on Zidane.

Pochettino was midway through his second season at Spurs at that time, and it is said that Real contacted the former Argentina centre-back and asked him to hold off on signing a new contract at White Hart Lane, where negotiations over an improved deal were already ongoing.

Real apparently wanted to be kept in the loop while they made their decision. In the end, it was Zidane who was chosen.

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