Arsenal's Unai Emery - Mauricio Pochettino 'very happy' at Tottenhamamid Man United links

Ruben Holloway
December 19, 2018

Though five English sides progressed a year ago, the last time four EPL teams made the Last-16 was in the 2013/14 season. He's a very good friend.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Tuesday that he was committed to delivering results in his current job, in comments that may do little to quell speculation about him replacing the sacked Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. "Tomorrow I think is a very good match for the supporters, very big match for the players and a very big match for us, the coaches, also".

"Like always in football, no-one can guarantee nothing and when you are a manager, look what happened", he said.

Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino enjoy a good relationship
Jose Mourinho left and Mauricio Pochettino enjoy a good relationship

"The Argentinian is understood to regard the opportunity of moving to Old Trafford as too good to turn down, although it would cost United £34 million in compensation to prise him from Tottenham, which would take the club's total bill for sacking José Mourinho earlier today past £50 million". After five years, there's a lot of rumors that happen about my position here.

Pochettino emphasised he was content at Spurs.

"I think after almost five years there are a lot of rumours that have happened in my position here, as manager of Tottenham", said Pochettino. They will renew their budding North London rivalry on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup quarterfinals, and Emery doesn't seem to think Pochettino will be tempted if Man United come calling.

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I can see where an interim coach like Ole Gunnar Solksjaer brings favour and good will, as would Steve Bruce or Laurent Blanc. Ironically, Man Utd's next Premier League fixture is a trip to the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday evening.

"Jose Mourinho is a wonderful manager and I've never bought into the idea that he is a spent force and he has run his course", he added.

"Manchester United have been crawling along on their hands and knees - it's been unpleasant, unsavoury, it's impacting the players who look completely demoralised, in some games disinterested - so inconsistent". "He's done an incredible job and I think he's the outstanding candidate. From day one, not only in the coaching staff, the players a lot of rumours happen in football".

However, a permanent replacement would be more ideal for the club and the United faithful. "I am not creating rumours, I am here".

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Mourinho said he didn't think the draw for the last 16 would be "significantly different" by finishing first or second. United pulled one back through Marcus Rashford late one but could not find any further goals before time expired.

"It's a very big test and also they are coming with a very big ambition against us because after the first derby they need to show us and their supporters a big performance".

"The fixtures are not helping this season, but we're doing well".

"We've played them a couple of times in the last few years but they are a different side this year", Vertonghen told his club's official website.

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