The biggest problem with rumours is who to believe and who to disregard and under normal circumstances, it is fairly easy to determine bull from reality but not so much with the Mauricio Pochettino rumours.
Remember, the very first source of the Poch rumours was The Sun.
Easy to disregard, right? I mean, it is the notorious liars The Sun, how can they be believed?
Well, no one did for a couple of days until Sky Sports News and Jack Pitt Brook confirmed it separately, then all of a sudden the rumour had some credibility and everyone and their uncle ran with it, including the likes of the BBC.
Since then it has been manic with rumour and counter rumour coming from every orifice of the media circus.
Yesterday was a beauty for the wild speculation and two tweets just about summed up the state of the Chinese whispers pervading the rumour mill.
The first came from Goal.com, fairly reliable I would suggest, certainly more so than the Daily Star and the Daily Mail.
Mauricio Pochettino has told PSG he wants to leave the club, Goal can confirm.— Goal (@goal) May 30, 2021
Both Real Madrid and Tottenham are interested in making him their next manager 👀 pic.twitter.com/VgTFxTqMDs
Wow, Goal can confirm, that is what one calls going out on a limb.
But then we have this one from blue ticked Julian Froment
Which has since been taken on by none other than Fabrizio Romano who tweeted the translated version and citing Mr Froment.
So, Goal says Poch has told PSG he wants out while Leonardo is being reported to have said that PSG has triggered the extra year on his contract and that they are very happy with him.
In the meantime, Poch odds being the next Spurs manager remain odds on with the bookies.