Blow for Chelsea and man United: Tottenham legend says Pochettino will not leave Spurs

Gautam Sudev / 16 February 2016

Tottenham legend Gary Mabbutt has publicly lashed the Premier League giants who are tracking the present Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, according to talksport. Tottenham are currently enjoying an unbelievable season under the Argentine Pochettino, who joined Spurs after leaving Southampton in 2014. A few Premier League elites are chasing the signature of Pochettino, particularly Manchester United and Chelsea, but Gary Mabbut has somewhat stopped the speculations by claiming that the manager will not leave White Hart Line.

He also spoke about the current hype within the team, who along with the fans are expecting something big this season.

“I am convinced he would turn down any advances from Manchester United or Chelsea,” Mabbut spoke prior to the London Football Awards.

“I am sure he sees this squad of players and what is happening at Tottenham on and off the field and realises these are very exciting times for the club.”

The Legendary English defender also hailed the team for their performance, according to him is the best in recent times.

“Those people saying he might get tempted away, I would say to them when was the last time Tottenham had a very good chance of winning the title? probably 50 years ago. We came third in the league during my time but this side now has that ability to do it, not just this year, but for years to come.”

Chelsea and Manchester United are searching for a new boss, after the former sacked Jose Mourinho on December and Manchester United are frustrated with the results and tactics of Louis Van Gaal.

The former defender also spoke about how players left the club on earlier times, for bigger clubs, and how that had changed over time, as Spurs are almost within the grasp of a historic Premier League triumph- which make them a bigger club.

Mabbutt also spoke of his frustration over Spur’s expedition in Europa League, stating that a soon-exit from Europa League is better for the Club’s Premier League chase. Spurs are currently second in the Leauge, just two points shy of league leaders Leicester City.

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