Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Ossie Ardiles has taken to Twitter to deny reports that he had claimed that Mauricio Pochettino is tempted to take over the managerial position at Newcastle United.
The Mirror reported that Ardiles had divulged that the Magpies have made a formal offer to Pochettino to replace Steve Bruce once the £300million takeover by the Saudi Public Investment Fund had been rubber stamped.
Pochettino was sacked by Daniel Levy in late November after five and a half years in charge of the North London club after a poor start to the season which saw his side drop to fourteenth in the Premier League table.
Ardiles has insisted that he never spoke directly to The Mirror and they have instead used quotes from the 67-year-old’s interview with a paper in his native Argentina and would not have divulged what Pochettino may have had planned if he was even aware of what the former head coach had in his sights.
Never talked to the Daily Mirror. They are quoting me in an interview with an Argentina paper where I talked very generally about Mauricio prospects. I don’t know what he is going to do and if I know I won’t tell of course. https://t.co/e7kGw3B13o
— osvaldo ardiles (@osvaldooardiles) May 23, 2020
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