Pochettino quickly shot to the top of bookmakers' lists for Zidane's replacement, despite only signing that new deal with Spurs last week.
Despite their consistent European success, Zidane's long-term future continued to be the subject of speculation during a disappointing LaLiga campaign which saw Real struggle to finish third, some 17 points behind their bitter rivals Barcelona. This does not contain a release clause or any gentleman's agreement that the 46-year-old could enter talks with Los Blancos should they make an approach. "Jorge Griffa once told me that I must let football take me, that I do not want to change my destiny".
Pochettino, who joined Spurs in 2014, said: "I am happy at Tottenham because they let me work and we are growing together". There were tough moments during the season and although I was sometimes whistled at, I want to thank the fans.
I have decided not to be Real Madrid coach next season.
Zidane won nine titles as Madrid's coach, including three Champions League, one Spanish League, one Spanish Super Cup, two UEFA Super Cups and two Club World Cups. Meanwhile, the Daily Mail suggests that Bayern Munich will listen to offers for Jerome Boateng, Thiago Alcantara, Juan Bernat and Arturo Vidal, which could interest United a host of other Premier League clubs.
Real Madrid have been tipped to chase Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as they begin their hunt for to replace Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu, after the Frenchman announced his shock resignation this week, just days after winning a third Champions League title in three years.
It has been a long time in the making, as the Spain global revealed he wanted to leave a year ago when Paris Saint-Germain made an approach, while he expects it will be his final transfer before retiring in Milan.
"For me it is not an issue, I am focused now on the World Cup".
Should his team triumph again in Russia, Low could emulate Zidane by leaving on a high.