Harry Redknapp claims Spurs chairman Daniel Levy “will have done a deal with somebody” to succeed Jose Mourinho at the end of the Premier League season.
Mourinho was axed a week ago after overseeing a disappointing season at Tottenham with Ryan Mason taking over until the end of the season.
Mason won his first match in charge as Spurs beat Southampton 2-1 in the Premier League, but their last chance of silverware this season is now gone, after they were beaten 1-0 by Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday.
The likes of Julian Nagelsmann, Brendan Rodgers and Nuno Espirito Santo have been linked with vacant position and Redknapp reckons Spurs will already have their new man lined up.
“I wouldn’t think there is any chance of him getting the job,” Redknapp told talkSPORT. “It was an amazing decision, let’s be truthful.
“He’s only been there 10 minutes and took over from doing the kids to managing the first team. Listen, I know Daniel Levy and I know Joe Lewis.
“They have got somebody lined up to come in at the end of the season, that’s how they work. There is no way they haven’t got somebody lined up.
“They can’t get them at the moment and they can’t get them until the end of the season, but they will have done a deal with somebody who is going to leave his job.
“He’s in work at the moment; obviously that’s why they haven’t got him. That’s what they do!
“Pochettino left at 8 o’clock at night when it was announced, 8 o’clock the following morning, Jose was in at the training ground.
“The negotiation to do his contract would have took weeks, when you’re dealing with someone on his level – his payments, his clauses, his solicitors. Daniel always gets people in place.
“When I left, he had somebody ready to come in, when [Andre] Villas-Boas left, he has Pochettino ready.
“He will have done a deal with somebody already, it won’t be Ryan Mason. He has got somebody ready to move who he can’t get at the moment because he is working in either club football or international football.”