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Redknapp: Howe the perfect replacement if Pochettino leaves Spurs

Eddie Howe would be the perfect replacement for Mauricio Pochettino should he decide to leave Tottenham, that’s according to former Spurs midfielder Jamie Redknapp.

The Tottenham manager has been linked with the vacancy at Manchester United following Jose Mourinho’s sacking on Tuesday, whilst Real Madrid are also reported to be interested in the Argentine.

Redknapp, speaking to Sky Sports, says it would be a ‘huge blow’ for the club to lose Pochettino at the season’s end, but believes highly-rated Bournemouth manager Howe could prove an ideal replacement.

“It is all there for him [Pochettino], moving into a new stadium, a great young side and if he was to move it would be a real shame for Tottenham.” Redknapp said.

“But I’m sure, knowing Daniel Levy, he will think ‘where is the next one, who is the next manager that could take this club forward?’

“He will know there are people out there. There are not many like Pochettino but I would say someone like Eddie Howe would be the perfect fit for Tottenham; he gives young players an opportunity.

“So I don’t think it will be the end of the world but it will be a huge blow because it will give a lot of players the opportunity to say ‘if he’s gone we might want to go as well’.

“They have to keep him, it’s as simple as that. Tottenham have let a lot of their best players go in the last 20 years but they can’t let their best manager go because he’s a special talent. It would show a lack of ambition if they did let him go.”

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