Real Madrid Want Pochettino To Bring Two Stars With Him

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Real Madrid want Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to succeed Zinedine Zidane and bring two of the north London club’s star players with him: Harry Kane and Dele Alli.

That’s according to talkSPORT, who report that pressure is growing on the French coach after a lacklustre start by Los Blancos this season.

Real currently sit third in La Liga, eight points behind Barcelona. A calamitous 2 – 1 reverse in Girona at the weekend brought a seven-match unbeaten run to a crushing end. Compounding that, the 3 – 1 defeat to Spurs at Wembley add to the mounting criticism of a coach who could previously do no wrong.

In turn, the Tottenham win raised Pochettino’s profile in Spain amid reports that Real president Florentino Perez is doubting whether Zidane can find a solution to their current woes.

Despite back-to-back Champions League titles – the first club to achieve that feat – Zizou is falling prey to the fickleness which besieges the Bernabeu at the first sign of a crisis.

It’s hoped that appointing Pochettino will smooth the path for the arrival of Kane, 24, and Alli, 21. Perez made no secret of his admiration for both earlier in the season but recently told the media his interest ended when Tottenham quoted a fee of €250m for the England captain on his own.

The pair are seen as the ideal combination of players to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, 32, whose time in the Spanish capital is said to be drawing to a close.