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Daniel Levy must back Mauricio Pochettino in January to avoid his £34m exit

Jose Mourinho has been sacked as Manchester United manager and the Mauricio Pochettino rumours have been immediate. The Red Devils are set to appoint an interim manager until the end of the season when they will bring in the man they hope to last at Old Trafford.

Pochettino has quicky become the favourite with many to get the job.

The Times reports that Tottenham Hotspur are comfortable in the knowledge that Pochettino is happy in North London. The club will also receive £34 million in compensation if the Argentine does get lured to United.

15th December 2018, Wembley Stadium, London England; EPL Premier League football, Tottenham Hotspur versus Burnley; Tottenham Hotspur Manager Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs go close again (photo by Shaun Brooks/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Daniel Levy must now show Pochettino he has his full support if he is to fend off interest in his manager.

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Manchester United’s main attraction will be the promise of a far bigger budget than the one he currently has to work with at Spurs. That budget, at present, appears to be very small. Tottenham have been building a new stadium and therefore did not sign a single player in the summer.

January is expected to be similarly barren but if Tottenham want to ensure Pochettino does not have his head turned they must at least execute one piece of winter business.

If Levy wants to keep Pochettino, showing him there is a desire to bring in new faces this January is a must.

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