Pochettino Sympathizes With Sacked Mourinho, Dismisses United Job Rumours


There's no denying the Argentine boss has worked wonders at Southampton and Tottenham since he arrived in England over five years ago.

Pochettino has been credited with transforming Spurs since the Argentinian coach replaced Tim Sherwood at White Hart Lane in 2014. I think showing emotion is very important. My business is trying to ensure the best job at this club.

I suppose, on paper, a draw at United doesn't look too bad but when you reflect, to lead twice, perhaps a better team might have been more clinical and won the game given also United's form and predicament.Huddersfield was a struggle but they got there in the end with a late goal.

Both managers started strong XIs - Son leading the Tottenham line with Harry Kane on the bench - in a rematch of a December 2 Premier League match which Arsenal fought back to win 4-2.

"We need to assess him because he had a cold this morning and he didn't go outside to train", Pochettino said.

United look set to name a caretaker manager until the end of the season, when they will appoint Mourinho's permanent successor and until an announcement is made there is likely to be constant chatter about Pochettino's future.

Even though he signed a new five-year contract at Tottenham last summer, United's decision to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the club's interim manager until the end of this season suggests their top managerial target is now employed by another club.

She said: "I don't know if it's the right timing for him to leave Spurs at the moment".

Pochettino has been linked with Manchester United following the sacking of Jose Mourinho (Andrew Matthews/PA). "If you are going to be the most successful manager in global football with Pep Guardiola, you are going to have a dip".

Spurs have Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and others yet to hit their prime, they have a brand new stadium they are about to move into, Pochettino is lauded by fans and pundits alike and there isn't that much pressure on him, despite his failure to win a trophy at Spurs. If we consider that he can cover 90 minutes, maybe he can play.

To protect him, he didn't train outside.

But Pochettino himself is without a number of key players including midfielder Eric Dier who missed the win over Burnley on Saturday due to having his appendix removed and won't be back in action until the new year.