Arsenal legend believes the turmoil at the Bernabeu will only ramp up the Spanish giants’ interest in the Spurs boss
Tottenham may be celebrating after sealing their place in the Champions League quarter-finals, but David Seaman has warned that Real Madrid’s stunning exit could be bad news for the club.
Spurs booked their spot in the last eight for only the second time in their history as Harry Kane’s goal sealed a 1-0 away win over Borussia Dortmund, seeing them progress 4-0 on aggregate.
Defending champions Real, meanwhile, suffered a shock 4-1 defeat to Ajax at the Bernabeu which saw them leave the competition with their tales between their legs, losing 5-3 on aggregate.
The result caps a disastrous week for manager Santiago Solari, whose Los Blancos side suffered back-to-back defeats to El Clasico rivals Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey last Wednesday and LaLiga on Saturday.
Managers have been sacked by the Spanish giants for less in the past, and Seaman believes the turmoil at the Bernabeu will only ramp up their interest in Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino.
And the Arsenal legend says, if Spurs fail to back their boss in the next transfer window, a move to Real Madrid would be a ‘no-brainer’.
“Tottenham must be getting a bit worried now,” Seaman said on Wednesday’s Sports Breakfast.
“You don’t expect any Real Madrid manager to go through what he’s just gone through and keep their job.
“I think it all depends on what Tottenham do this season, whether they do win a trophy, and then what promises have been made to Pochettino.
“He’s gone through a whole season now without signing any new players and that’s hard to take, especially for a team that is pushing to win the Premier League title.
“It depends what the board want – do they want Tottenham to really be having a go for the Premier League? If they do they need to make some signings.
“Poch will want to know that answer – is he going to get money or not? If he isn’t going to get any money, then he might start looking over his shoulder.
“That job at Real Madrid is huge now and it needs a lot of money spending, but there’s one thing for sure, you will get that money if you go to Real Madrid.
“It would be a no-brainer.”