Jose Mourinho’s rocky time at Manchester United came to an end this weekend after he was handed the sack by the club’s hierarchy.
The emphatic loss to bitter rivals Liverpool proved to be the straw that broke the camel's back as Ed Woodward moved quickly to end the Portuguese boss’s tenure at Old Trafford.
Naturally, attention quickly turned to who could replace the 55-year-old at the Theatre of Dreams.
It quickly became clear that the Manchester giants would be installing a caretaker manager until the end of the season before filling the permanent post in the summer.
Somewhat surprisingly, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer was named in the caretaker role and has been tasked with repairing the damage left by the club’s worst ever start to a Premier League season.
While Solksjaer has grabbed the headlines this week, there is certainly more chatter surrounding who will take up the permanent role.
Initially, Zinedine Zidane was touted as the ideal option but he has reportedly ruled himself out of the running for the job.
As a result, attention turned to Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.
The Argentine has done a fantastic job with the Lilywhites - turning them into title challengers and regulars in the knock-out stages of the Champions League.
His credentials are unquestionable and you can’t help but feel that he would be a brilliant fit at United.
Since the departure of the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson, the manager’s seat at Old Trafford has proven to be somewhat of a poisoned chalice.
David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and now Jose Mourinho have failed to step out of the almighty shadow cast by the legendary Scotsman but there is a feeling that Pochettino has what it takes to do just that.
However, having batted off the approaches of Real Madrid in the summer, Spurs are sticking to their guns, maintaining their boss is going absolutely nowhere.
Spurs are having none of the speculation surrounding the Argentine, even going as far as to stop his most recent conference after a question about the United job cropped up.
Tottenham’s press officer was emphatic as he stated they would not be fielding any questions on the matter.
Watch the argument below:
Well then - no grey area there.
It will be interesting to see how the story develops over the coming months and you can be certain this won’t be the last time Poch is questioned.
With six months still to run in the season, can Spurs’ resolve hold out?
Watch this space.