Tottenham boss Pochettino: I'll by no means rule out Actual Madrid

Posted January 30, 2018

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur and Zinedine Zidane, Manager of Real Madrid shake hands following the game at the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on November 1, 2017 in London, United Kingdom.

He is inevitably being tipped to take charge of one of the world's biggest clubs in the future, but he insists he there are two teams he will never join.

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"It was a similar situation at Southampton". The club's youngsters and fringe players have not had the desired impact, while the club have missed Alvaro Morata, James Rodriguez and Pepe, who all departed in the summer.

"Praise? Of course we receive praise".

"But in the end, it is like the players, you never know what is going to happen in football".

The Frenchman was only recently hailed as a master manager of Madrid's famously tempestuous dressing room for leading the team to historic back-to-back Champions League triumphs as well as ending a five-year wait for a league title.

We've found some of them but not consistently enough.

Ahead of the FA Cup fourth round game at Newport, Pochettino said: "It's always massive and very important thing to win trophies with your club".

"There's a lot of rumours about different players", he added when asked specifically about PSG's Moura.

"You never know in football".

Finally, there was a suggestion that Pochettino had been irritated by a comment from Arsene Wenger this week.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino signed a new contract.

Arsenal's manager said: "You (the media) celebrate some teams who have not been in a final for 25 years and yet you kill us even though we have won the FA Cup three times in the last four years".

"No complaints, no excuses, try to believe we're going to play against Real Madrid, Bayern Munich or Juventus in the Champions League".

"I am so clear, I am never going to be the manager of Barcelona or Arsenal because I am so identified with Tottenham and Espanyol".