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Carragher advises Pochettino: "Real Madrid is a mad house"

The ex-Liverpool player spoke about the possibility of the Argentine manager leaving his role Tottenham and taking charge at Real Madrid.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, during a Premier League game.
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The ex-Liverpool and England defender, Jamie Carragher, who is now an analyst on Sky Sports, spoke about the potential exit from White Hart Lane of manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Following Spurs' 4-0 victory at Stoke - which puts the London side five points behind leaders Leicester - Carragher questioned the need for the manager to go anywhere after building such a good name for himself.

"Why would Pochettino want to go? Where would he go?" Carragher asked. "Real Madrid, for both players and managers, is a dream but it's a mad house, managers are there for a year and if they're there for two they've won the lottery!

"What Pochettino has created at Spurs; the players he has got and the age of those players, one of the best training grounds, a new stadium being built to rival Arsenal and Manchester United - everything is there at Tottenham for a manager.

"If he wanted to go to Real Madrid in the future of course he could do that, but for him now he has got to win a lot of trophies with this team because they are very capable of doing it.

"I have said many times that this is an unbelievable chance for Spurs to win the league this season, a chance that may not come again. But the more I watch them the more I think this chance might come again.

"I'm expecting Chelsea to get stronger next season, United and Liverpool to spend, Arsenal to become better as those sides have had average seasons in their eyes.

"I was probably expecting Spurs to go back to challenging for the top four like they used to do. But the more I watch them, I think this could be a team that challenges for the title for years to come."

Pochettino has seen more and more interest in his services as the season has progressed and is receiving praise from all quarters on what he has done for the club both on and off the field. Whether Real Madrid or one of the other power houses of world football decide to call in the summer is one thing. The other is if he then chooses to move when Champions League football with Tottenham is assured. We'll find out in the coming months.