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Mauricio Pochettino won't rule out Tottenham exit but would never leave for Barcelona

Posted: 26 January 2018 Time: 09:51

Mauricio Pochettino has refused to rule out the possibility of leaving Tottenham in the future but insists he would never leave for Barcelona.

The Argentine's continued presence at Spurs has been up for debate in recent times, with Real Madrid said to be considering sacking Zinedine Zidane and bringing in Pochettino.

And while Pochettino insists he is happy in north London, he admits he cannot give any guarantees over his future.

Asked about the rumours he could be in line to succeed Zidane, Pochettino said: "I am so clear.

"I am never going to be manager of Barcelona or Arsenal because I am so identified with Tottenham and Espanyol. I grew up in Newell's Old Boys and will never manage Rosario Central.

"That is my decision because I prefer to work on my farm in Argentina than in some places. But my commitment is massive in this club. I am working like I am going to be here forever.

"But in the end, it is like the players, you never know what is going to happen in football. It is a lot of rumours about this, about that.

"Tomorrow [Tottenham chairman] Daniel Levy could have a bad night and say, 'Oh I am going to sack Mauricio'. And then I look stupid saying I am not going to work in one place or another or another.

"You never know in football. That is the problem. It is a very unstable situation."

Article by: Staff Reporter
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