Jose Mourinho expects Mauricio Pochettino to remain at Tottenham for “many years” despite speculation linking the Spurs manager with Real Madrid.
Pochettino has impressed since taking charge of Tottenham in 2014 and has successfully guided the north London club to consecutive top-four finishes in the last two campaigns.
Real Madrid have struggled this season and pressure is mounting on manager Zinedine Zidane, with his side currently 19 points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona.
Pochettino has been touted as a potential successor to Zidane at the Bernabeu but Mourinho expects the Argentine to remain with Spurs for the foreseeable future.
Speaking ahead of his side’s trip to Wembley to face Tottenham on Wednesday, Mourinho said: “I look at Spurs’ history and I don’t see a small club at all. I see a big club with big expectations and dreams to achieve.
“I see him at Spurs for many years. I also see him leaving and having a very good career at other clubs.”
Mourinho also ruled out the possibility of United making a late bid for Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo and insists he is happy with his attacking talent following the arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal.
“I think in attack it’s difficult for us to improve,” said the Portuguese.
“Where are we going to get a better combination of players than we have? We cannot buy (Lionel) Messi, we cannot buy Cristiano – these are the best players of the last decade.
“Where can we get better players than Mata, (Anthony) Martial, (Jesse) Lingard, (Marcus) Rashford, Alexis, (Romelu) Lukaku? In attack we have an amazing group of players.”