Tottenham Hotspur boss, Mauricio Pochettino has ruled out ever managing Barcelona FC due to his link with Espanyol. Pochettino was spotted with Spanish club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu last week, sparking reports that he could replace coach Luis Enrique, who is stepping down at the end of the season.
The 45 year-old said, “I don’t like to speak about rumours, but it was true that I saw Bartomeu by coincidence in a bar in Barcleona, last Tuesday, I have known him for a long time before he became chairman of Barcelona. There were many people around us, who saw us to say hello and we spent five minutes together – that was the reality. You know the rumours after it’s impossible to stop, but I am an Espanyol supporter and I don’t speak too much.”
The Argentine has also shut the door on any potential move to the Emirates saying, “If Daniel Levy sacked me in a few years, it would be impossible to manage Arsenal. In football it’s difficult to keep values, to stay loyal with heart and emotion. But, for me, it’s more important to be loyal. I am an Espanyol fan, I love Espanyol and now Tottenham. For me, it would be impossible one day to move to Arsenal. It would be impossible.”
Just so he knows, the internet never forgets incase he changes his mind.