A look back at what Pochettino said about potentially managing Arsenal

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur fans may have been distraught to see Mauricio Pochettino leave the club earlier this month after he was sacked by Daniel Levy and the board during the international break, but it is hard to argue with the results.

The club have brought in one of the most proven managers in world football in Jose Mourinho, a man who has won trophies wherever he has gone across the world.

The ‘Special One’ has won silverware during his time at Porto, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, Chelsea, and most recently Manchester United.

Spurs have won their first two games under the new head coach, including their first away win since January of this year and a victory over Olympiacos that saw them qualify for the Champions League knockout rounds.

It seems as if Arsenal have seen that the grass can be greener on the other side and have followed Spurs by sacking their manager, Unai Emery.

With some people stating that the Gunners could go for Pochettino as their new gaffer (Daily Mail), let’s take a look at what he said on the matter in 2018.

Poch said (Football London): “I would never train Barcelona or Arsenal because I am tied to Espanyol and Tottenham. I grew up at Newell’s and I would never train Rosario Central.

“This is my decision. I would prefer to work on my farm in Argentina than to go and work in certain places.”

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