Tottenham would reportedly have Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe in the frame to take charge at Tottenham if they lost current manager Mauricio Pochettino.
According to the Telegraph, the Cherries boss would be the “leading contender” to become the next manager at Spurs in the future if they were in the market for a new senior man.
It his understood that Pochettino is already admired by both Manchester United and Real Madrid, who could both be on the search for a new manager in the summer.
Pochettino, 46, signed a new five-year contract with the North London club back in May and is arguably the best thing to happen at Spurs in the last decade.
The Argentinian boss has transformed Spurs into top-four regulars in the Premier League and plays an exciting brand of football.
It may be a little alarming to Spurs fans that a potential replacement has already been shortlisted for Pochettino, but there is no reason to fear just yet.
His immediate future looks like being at Spurs despite being linked with the world’s elite and he will surely want to finish his project by winning some form of silverware.
Meanwhile, Howe is building the credential to become the manager at an elite club in the future and is not a bad option to have earmarked.
The 40-year-old plays a possession-based game at Bournemouth and his work to turn them into an established Premier League side should not go unnoticed.
He could be somebody to eventually replace Pochettino years down the line and he is only enhancing his reputation each year with Bournemouth.