Why Tottenham must keep Mauricio Pochettino at the club, amid interest from Real Madrid

Over the last few years, it has been a fantastic time to be a fan of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.

The dark days and mid-table finishes now seem like a distant memory, with Spurs on an upward trajectory over the last decade and now considered one of English football’s top teams.

Second and third-placed Premier League finishes in recent campaigns have made for scintillating viewing, as a young and hungry group of players propel Tottenham forward.

However, as with any successful story, there are those that would look to destabilise it – with transfer rumours and rumblings linking Spurs stars to other clubs an almost daily occurrence.

The most common is Harry Kane and a potential transfer to Real Madrid – and it makes sense that the media jump on these things.

The Tottenham striker is arguably the finest number nine in world football and the Spanish giants are arguably the biggest club on the globe.

As such, many bookmakers are offering short odds on the England international ending up at the Santiago Bernabeu. While people’s opinions on odds for this move are different, some of the leading online betting sites including NetBet are offering very attractive options for those who decide to place a bet on this possible transfer.

While Spurs will surely fight tooth and nail to keep homegrown hero Kane in North London, one key element to ensuring this occurs is Mauricio Pochettino.

The Tottenham boss has forged a formidable collective ethos at the club and it is clear that the players are motivated to succeed through his passion and tactical acumen.

Pochettino himself has been linked with a move to Madrid as Zinedine Zidane’s position looks uncertain and as such Spurs must do everything in their power to keep the Argentine.

The manager is the lynchpin that binds the Tottenham squad; the mastermind behind the team’s rise to prominence and a significant reason why the players are so content at the club.

Plenty of the Spurs stars have spoken about their admiration for Pochettino, with captain Hugo Lloris going as far as to say that the Argentine trainer is the reason he stayed in North London.

While the allure of Madrid has already seen Gareth Bale and Luka Modric move to the Spanish capital, this duo left a Tottenham outfit that at the time could be deemed as a work in progress.

The Tottenham of today is on the verge of something great, with a collective feeling that the club can win major silverware and challenge at the echelons of English and European football for years to come.

With a new stadium on the way, a sublimely gifted squad and dominance over North London rivals Arsenal, Spurs fans have so many reasons for optimism.

However, for this journey to continue its ascent towards fairytale status, keeping Pochettino is absolutely vital for Tottenham as Madrid hover.