Mauricio Pochettino addressed a press conference ahead of the Carabao Cup (EFL Cup) clash against Arsenal, while he sent his wishes to Jose Mourinho who has been recently sacked by Manchester United from the manager’s post.
He said, “I want to send my best wishes to him, I feel so sorry because you know very well, I have a very good relationship with him. He’s a very good friend and it’s sad news what happened today. It’s not my business what happens in another club. Only I want to send my best wishes to José.”
Meanwhile, Pochettino was asked if he was contacted by United to fill the vacant manager’s post, to which he didn’t say a clear ‘No’ but refused from making any comment.
He answered, “After nearly five years as manager of Tottenham, there are a lot of rumours that happen in my position here. I cannot answer this type of question because this type of rumour happens in this business, in football. This business, we know very well – the rumours, a lot of rumours happen but it’s not my business what happens in another club.
“I am so focused on trying to deliver my best in this football club and now we have ahead very busy fixtures. Tomorrow we play another derby [at Arsenal in the Carabao Cup quarter-final] and I think all the people understand that we are focused on delivering our best job tomorrow.”
“I accept everything. I accept the rumours when they are positive. I accept the rumours when they negative. I accept opinions when you win and the people praise you and when you lose, I accept the negative opinions. It is part of our business, our job.”