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Mauricio Pochettino to Real Madrid odds slashed but Los Blancos fans want someone else

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has come in from 25/1 to 5/2 to be the next Real Madrid manager but Los Blancos fans want former player Guti

Zinedine Zidane is hanging onto his job by a chinchilla’s whisker.

Losing to Leganes, as Zizou’s Madrid side did on Wednesday, was the equivalent of Mauricio Pochettino being outed as a lifelong Arsenal fan.

Which brings us neatly onto Zizou’s mooted replacement.

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Football’s a lonely game

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Football’s a lonely game

Spurs boss Pochettino has come in from 25/1 to 5/2 to be the next Madrid manager as the heat continues to rise on Zizou.

Around 46% of all bets on the market over the last week have been backing the 45-year-old to take over the reigns at Madrid, according to oddschecker.

Time to panic, Spurs fans?

Look at the floor if you’re moving to Madrid

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Look at the floor if you’re moving to Madrid

Not quite.

In a recent survey of more than 32,000 Madrid fans Pochettino only came second when it came to picking Zidane’s successor, with Germany boss Joachim Low in third.

So who came first?

Guti- the most underrated playmaker of his era.

The former Spain midfielder has been doing impressive things with Madrids’ Juvenil youth team, leading the club against Spurs in this season’s UEFA Youth League.

He’s been following a similar route Zidane took into coaching by leading the next generation of Madrid stars.

Guti spent 15 seasons as a Madrid player so he’ll be well versed as to the pressure that comes with being involved at the Bernabeu.

But is he the man to spark a revival? Spurs fans will certainly be hoping so.