Update: Friday, May 23.
Former Southampton chairman Nicola Cortese has warned Mauricio Pochettino of the perils of ascending too quickly.
"Often we have maybe seen people take too quick a step which ultimately backfires," Cortese said, per Ben Smith at BBC Sport. "He [Pochettino] is a young manager. He has plenty of time to have a great career."
Southampton owner Katharina Liebherr is holding contingency talks over the possibility of manager Mauricio Pochettino leaving for the vacant Tottenham Hotspur job.
Per Jeremy Wilson and Matt Law at the Telegraph:
Pochettino is the favourite to replace Tim Sherwood as head coach at White Hart Lane and Spurs are keen to hold talks with him. [Southampton] club officials discussed how to approach the situation regarding Pochettino.
Pochettino guided Southampton to eighth place in the Premier League.
Results were solid, but it is his ability to develop players and take them to the next level which will appeal to Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
Pochettino oversaw the growth of Southampton central attacking midfielder Adam Lallana, centre-back Dejan Lovren, left attacking midfielder Jay Rodriguez and left-back Luke Shaw.