Danny Rose vows to fight for first-team football at Tottenham Hotspur


But such is the charm of Mauricio Pochettino and his young stars that expectations are increasing with every passing day.

While Rose was not wanting to go down that road again, he did urge Daniel Levy and the Spurs board to come together and give Pochettino what he is asking for.

The Argentine is among the high-profile names who the Blues are interested in replacing Antonio Conte. Paying off the debt from the new stadium will mean that Spurs will not have the funds they've had in previous campaigns.

The Mail add that Real will not approach Pochettino over becoming manager, and that "only a thrashing by Liverpool" could change their minds.

Gary Lineker believes Tottenham could be facing an exodus unless they listen to Mauricio Pochettino's demands. If I read that Real Madrid or Barcelona were in for him, that might be more credible. Champions League qualification provides stability and a solid foundation for the club to build upon next season. It's quite obvious that Pochettino himself would like to put some more silverware in the cabinet and to do that it's also pretty clear that he's going to have to be at a club that competes at the very highest level in the transfer market.

The chairman will also be aware that Pochettino's two other favoured destinations, Paris Saint-Germain or Manchester United, are not available this summer after Thomas Tuchel was appointed as PSG boss, while Jose Mourinho retains the backing of Old Trafford's decision-makers.

Spurs produced an impressive third placed finish in the Premier League, securing a third successive year of Champions League football, and did so with far less spending than their top-four rivals.