Mauricio Pochettino replies when asked about Man United sacking Jose Mourinho

Dec 20, 2018, 02:03
Mauricio Pochettino replies when asked about Man United sacking Jose Mourinho

It's not the first occasion on which United have approached Pochettino either.

According to the Daily Mail, Spurs are aware that Pochettino's head could be turned by the lure of Old Trafford, and Howe will be the "leading contender" to take over at the London club.

Regardless, Pochettino is an expert in building a squad for a long-term project, a revered quality at Man United.

Pochettino has been at Spurs since 2014 but has consistently been linked with the managerial post at Manchester United; links that will only strengthen now that the job is vacant. I think after almost five years, there's a lot of rumours about my position as manager at Tottenham.

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"I think the players don't care too much about what happens about the rumours".

"But how it will affect the financial side, attract big players or change the dynamic of the club and the business, it's only going to be a trophy".

In times gone by, this quarter-final clash would have seen both teams field weakened sides, but in an era where the demands on managers to deliver silverware are greater than ever, both Unai Emery and Mauricio Pochettino elected to play their best available side, even with the hectic Christmas schedule on the horizon. "But people say different things", Pochettino said.

The ex-Argentina global also expressed his sympathy for Mourinho, sending his best wish to his "very good friend".

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"I went to send my best wishes to him, I'm so sorry". "I feel so sorry because I know him very well, I have a very good relationship with him".

"He's a very good friend. It is sad news what happened today".

In recent years, Levy has received all kinds of proposals, but in the end he has always managed to keep Pochettino as his coach.

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That starts with a reprise of the north London derby, just 17 days after the explosive league meeting between the two clubs.

The 46-year-old is understood to have been frustrated by the lack of backing he has received in the transfer market - with Tottenham unable to make a single close-season signing this year.

Initially, former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was on everyone's lips as Mourinho's successor but this seems to have fizzled out over time.

With sources telling ESPN FC that Pochettino is United's top choice to become their next permanent manager in the summer, the rumours are set to continue for the rest of the season.

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