'There is more potential to do something historic at Spurs than going to United to try to rebuild'
- Juventus Women striker Aluko backs Poch to stay at Spurs.
- She reckons the project is nearly complete and only lacks a trophy.
- The United prospect isn't bad but it'd be a shame to walk away now, says Aluko.
Eni Aluko, former Chelsea Ladies and current Juventus Women striker, is still following the Premier League and urges Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino not to listen to the likes of Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville and opt to stay at Spurs beyond next summer instead
She writes for The Guardian: ''Pochettino has been at Tottenham for five years, which is rare in modern football and yet has spent a lot less money than rivals. For now, I think Pochettino will stay – I don’t think a manager comes out and says 'I want to stay for 20 years' if he doesn’t want to and I applaud his loyalty. But he knows he is in a more powerful position if he stays and shows his loyalty because now he has the power to ask for what he wants.
''Tottenham were the first Premier League club ever not to buy anyone in the summer transfer window so to still be competing for the title is a real credit to Pochettino but I do not think Spurs can continue in this way.
''It goes back to managers having to work with what they have got versus those who just have a bottomless pit to spend like Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. If Pochettino doesn’t get the financial backing, I’m sure he will make it known and put more pressure on them. He walked away from Southampton after building a successful team, which proves if the opportunity is right he is capable of leaving.
''But I would be shocked if he went to Manchester United at the end of the season if he is in the perfect position now to really up it with Tottenham. I’m sure United are already thinking about who will be their permanent manager after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and if they don’t know it’s Pochettino now then I don’t think it will happen.
''Maybe it’s mind games but I don’t think Pochettino is that kind of person: Tottenham is his project. There is more potential to do something historic at Spurs by winning the title for the first time in almost 60 years than going to United to try to rebuild the club. Now he is so close to getting over the line it would be such a shame to walk away.
''Why would you go to Real Madrid, where they change their manager every other year, or to United where the rebuilding job is huge? If I was Pochettino, I would stay.
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