Will Pochettino's head be turned by Man United?

Tottenham Hotspur has a chance to reduced the gap between itself and second-placed Manchester City to two points.

Tottenham has become one of the Premier League's best sides under Mauricio Pochettino.   -  Getty Images

Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly Manchester United's first choice for its next permanent manager -- potentially meaning months of anxiety ahead for Tottenham fans.

Spurs' multi-pronged trophy assault risks being sidetracked by constant speculation linking its highly-rated manager to the United job and on Thursday he was stopped from answering questions on the issue at his press conference.

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is among those who believes he should stay put in north London, saying Spurs is a better team than United.

“Man United is a massive club but I think in his situation when he's building such a good team at Tottenham -- there's a lot of work to be done at Man United to build a good team,” he told talkSPORT. “Where do you find the players? It's getting more and more difficult.”

Pochettino can lead Tottenham to within two points of Manchester City if the London club beats Everton away from home Sunday.

The Toffees is winless in four fixtures and last tasted victory against Cardiff City in late November.

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