It’s intriguing how, at this time of the year, pieces of speculation can veer from one extreme to the other.
Take the case of our manager Mauricio Pochettino.
It doesn’t seem that long ago that news broke suggesting that Pochettino was the man Real Madrid had chosen to replace the departed Zinedine Zidane.
Speculation reached such a height it seemed as if Real’s overtures would be difficult to resist, with the red-top news source, the Mirror inferring that Pochettino would be interested in the move.
But, slowly, the pendulum started to shift in the other direction.
Reports appeared in other news sources, notably in the Spanish source, marca that Daniel Levy would use his tough negotiating skills to prevent Tottenham losing their manager.
It was an angle also picked up on by the author of Pochettino’s new book, Guillem Balague, who on the BBC suggested that Levy would refuse any offer from Real Madrid for his manager.
Today, the situation appears to have reached a conclusion the Tottenham support will approve of, with, Sky Sports reporting that Real Madrid have abandoned any hope of luring Pochettino to the Bernabeu, fearful they could spend a month in negotiations, with Daniel Levy, but not knowing whether they’d reach a successful conclusion.
Good new all-around I’d suggest.