In times when most players and managers talk about ‘loyalty’ to their club only to forget all about it if a main rival comes throwing on the table the right amount of cash, Mauricio Pochettino seems to belong to the minority for whom ‘loyalty’ is anything but an empty word.
I wouldn’t work for Barcelona, for the same reason I wouldn’t work for Arsenal. In football, it’s hard to keep loyal with your heart and emotion, but I believe that before being a manager or a player, you should be loyal
Tottenham’s manager said talking to reporters, commenting on his ‘coincidental’, as he called it, meeting with Barcelona’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu in a bar last week.
I’m an Espanyol fan. I love Espanyol. Working for Barcelona would be impossible. Same with Arsenal. If one day Tottenham decide they no longer want me, I wouldn’t go manage Arsenal
Pochettino, a former Espanyol player and coach said. As for the meeting with Bartomeu, he cleared out that they just happened to be at the same bar, and had a quick talk as two people who have known each other for a long time now.