Mauricio Pochettino has conceded he accepted he would supplant Jose Mourinho, after the Portuguese left Real Madrid.
Pochettino has regularly been connected with the LaLiga mammoths since his time in Spain.
When Mourinho was still at Madrid, Pochettino was administrator at Espanyol.
The primary gossipy tidbits about Pochettino assuming responsibility at the Bernabeu coursed during his time at Espanyol, and afterward subsequent to moving to Tottenham Hotspur.
Pochettino told The UK Guardian: “I always thought I’d replace him [Mourinho]. He was at Real Madrid. I said: ‘Oh, maybe one day I can take your place at Real Madrid,’ but look at how life works out.
“He has taken my place at Tottenham. Unbelievable, eh?”