Mauricio Pochettino leaving Tottenham would not be a laughing matter for most fans.
However, Ben Davies has revealed some of the players joked that he was on his way to Manchester United.
Pochettino and Sir Alex Ferguson met for lunch in London earlier this month as speculation intensified over Louis van Gaal’s future at Old Trafford. However, Mauricio Pochettino signed a new long-term deal with Spurs a day later.
“A few boys cracked jokes that he was going, but he signed a new contract the next day so all fears were out of the way,” said Davies.
“I like to think he [Pochettino] was tapping up his [Ferguson’s] experience and there was no ulterior motive.
“We have a club where everyone, players and staff, is trying to learn all the time. I think he spoke to someone like Sir Alex Ferguson to pick his brain as part of his learning and where he can improve.”