Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has said he would rather work on a farm than take charge of Catalan giants Barcelona or Spurs’ north London rivals Arsenal.
The Argentinian boss has been at the helm of the Lilywhites since joining from Southampton back in 2014, having taken charge of 60 games with the Saints after arriving in England, and has helped establish the club as one of the top teams in both England and Europe.
He has been linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid in recent months as well as reportedly being named as the front runner for the Paris Saint Germain job, while his current contract at Tottenham lasts until 2021.
However he has definitively distanced himself from ever taking over at Spurs’ rivals Arsenal or European heavyweights Barcelona, his former side Espanyol’s local counterparts, by delivering a hilarious comment about where he would rather work than either of the two sides.
He was quoted on journalist Gianluca Di Marzio’s website as saying: “I will never manage Barcelona nor Arsenal. I am very close to Espanyol and Tottenham.
“I’d rather go back to Argentina and work on my farm there than manage those teams.”
Pochettino has taken charge of 196 matches while at Tottenham, averaging 1.88 points per game with 108 victories under his belt, while he has seen his side score 371 goals during his time in the dugout.
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