Senior Spurs chiefs – including chairman Daniel Levy – are concerned the longer Manchester United delay a permanent announcement Pochettino, 47, may still be an Old Trafford target.
And that is why until the announcement is made, sources at White Hart Lane say Levy will not be fully satisfied Pochettino’s future is assured at Spurs.
United maintain their stance that they are in no hurry to rubber-stamp Solskjaer’s appointment as successor to Jose Mourinho who was sacked in December.
A Spurs source said: “Until there’s an announcement on Solskjaer some people in the club are nervous.
“No one here wants to lose Pochettino.
“We’ve seen how he work and feel he’s the man to take us forward.
“But until Solskjaer is named United manager there’s an underlying unease around the place.”
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