Southampton manager, Mauricio Pochettino is being touted to succeed Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid, according to The Mirror.
Ancelotti boss has come under scrutiny at the Bernabeau after some inconsistent performances and dropping to third in La Liga, behind big rivals, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.
Pochettino’s implemented his own style at the Saints, since the departure of Nigel Adkins, playing attractive football and getting victories to sit in a comfortable 9th in the Premier League at the moment.
Southampton have lost only 14 of the 40 games that Pochettino has been in charge of, which has caught the eye of other clubs, including Madrid.
On top of this, off-field unrest at St. Mary's Stadium has been high in the last month with the resignation of former chairman, Nicola Cortese, as well as high-profile bids for a couple of their star performers, leading to speculation regarding Pochettino’s own future.
However the Argentine expressed his desire to stay, after the club held on to prized assets, Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana, in January’s transfer window.
Former Madrid star, Zinedine Zidane, who is Ancelotti’s assistant coach at Real, is also supposedly on the shortlist to replace the Italian.
Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/1a2u3KU
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.