Real Madrid have reportedly conceded defeat in their attempts to appoint Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino as their new Coach.
According to Marca, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is ‘inflexible’ and ‘doesn’t contemplate any future scenario without Pochettino at the helm’, amidst speculation that he was Madrid’s first choice to replace Zinedine Zidane.
The newspaper explains Levy is ‘counting on him to keep all Spurs’ stars – namely Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen – and lead them into their new stadium’.
And while the publication remembers Los Blancos’ drawn-out deals for Gareth Bale and Luka Modric, both of whom were signed from the Londoners, it admits the Argentine’s new contract until 2023 ‘doesn’t help’.
Marca concludes the capital giants ‘must overcome a wall to achieve their dream. Its name: Daniel Levy.’