Carra: Why would Poch leave for the ‘mad house’?

Date published: Tuesday 19th April 2016 10:39

Jamie Carragher has questioned why Mauricio Pochettino would leave Tottenham, particularly for the “mad house” at Real Madrid.

Tottenham closed to within five points of Premier League leaders Leicester with a dominant 4-0 victory over Stoke on Monday, with four games of the season remaining.

Spurs had just finished sixth in the summer when Pochettino was appointed manager, with the Argentinean overseeing a dramatic upturn in fortunes at White Hart Lane in his time at the club.

Manchester United have been regularly linked with a move for the 44-year-old, while Real Madrid have also been credited with an interest.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Carragher has questioned why Pochettino would leave the system he has in place at Tottenham.

“Why would Pochettino want to go? Where would he go?” Carragher said. “Real Madrid, for both players and managers, is a dream but it’s a mad house, managers are there for a year and if they’re there for two they’ve won the lottery!

“What Pochettino has created at Spurs; the players he has got and the age of those players, one of the best training grounds, a new stadium being built to rival Arsenal and Manchester United – everything is there at Tottenham for a manager.

“If he wanted to go to Real Madrid in the future of course he could do that, but for him now he has got to win a lot of trophies with this team because they are very capable of doing it.

“I have said many times that this is an unbelievable chance for Spurs to win the league this season, a chance that may not come again. But the more I watch them the more I think this chance might come again,” Carragher explained.

“I’m expecting Chelsea to get stronger next season, United and Liverpool to spend, Arsenal to become better as those sides have had average seasons in their eyes.

“I was probably expecting Spurs to go back to challenging for the top four like they used to do. But the more I watch them, I think this could be a team that challenges for the title for years to come.”

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