Pochettino speaks out on Jose Mourinho sacking and the vacant United job

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur are enjoying an amazing season under Pochettino this year, sitting comfortably in third in the Premier League after their best ever start to a campaign.

The club found out their Champions League round of 16 opponents yesterday, come up against Arsenal in the quarter finals of the League Cup tomorrow, and even have the FA Cup still on the horizon.

Since Pochettino took over four years ago, Spurs have enjoyed a great rise in English football, as well as on the European front.

For the last three years Poch has led his team to a top three position in the Prem, and has gone on to beat the likes of Real Madrid, and Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.

However, all this success on a budget of £30m hasn’t gone unrecognised, and Poch is being linked to the United job more than ever now as Jose Mourinho was sacked this morning (BBC).

Poch had this to say on the sacking (Football London): “First of all I want to send my best wishes to him. I feel so sorry because you know very well I have a good relationship with him. He’s a very good friend. It’s sad news what happened to him. It’s not my business what happened at another club. I only want to send my best wishes to Jose.”

On the rumours, Poch said: “After nearly five years a lot of rumours have happened in my position as manager of Tottenham. I cannot answer this type of question because this type of rumours happened in the business. Always I respect a lot the opinion of everyone. When people praise me, when people not agree with me and the people who say different things.

“We know a lot of rumours happen in football. It’s not my business what happens in another club. I am so focused on delivering my best at this football club. We know have to look ahead as we have very busy fixtures as we play another derby. It’s an important derby for us as it’s the quarter-final of the cup. I think all the people understand we are focused.

“After five years what do I need to say more? From day one, not only in the coaching staff, the players a lot of rumours happen in football. That is the business. I accept everything. I accept the rumours are positive and negative. I accept opinion when you win and people praise you. I accept the opinion too when we lose. That is part of our business.”


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  1. I laughed when I read this sentence opening: “Since Pochettino took over four or five years ago, Spurs have..”. Authoritative, eh?


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