Mauricio Pochettino has remained tight-lipped this afternoon when asked about the speculation linking him with the now vacant managerial position at Manchester United.
Pochettino has long been touted as a future Manchester United manager following the excellent work he has done during his time at Southampton and Spurs in the last few years.
United seem to be a club in turmoil at the moment, currently sitting down in sixth in the Premier League, 19 points off the pace being set by Liverpool at the top, and finally pulled the trigger on Jose Mourinho’s managerial reign at the club this morning.
While United have announced that they will appoint a caretaker manager to see them through until the end of the season, they will take their time on Mourinho’s long-term successor, with the Tottenham Hotspur boss high on the clubs radar.
Speaking ahead of Spurs Carabao Cup quarter-final this week, Mauricio Pochettino has been fielding questions about the Old Trafford vacancy – but has unsurprisingly not given too much away.
“First of all, I want to send my best wishes to him. I feel so sorry because you know very well I have a good relationship with him,” he said in his press conference.
“He’s a very good friend. It’s sad news what happened to him. It’s not my business what happened at another club. I only want to send my best wishes to Jose.
“After nearly five years a lot of rumours have happened in my position as manager of Tottenham. I cannot answer this type of question because this type of rumours happened in the business. Always I respect a lot the opinion of everyone.
“After five years what do I need to say more? From day one, not only in the coaching staff, the players a lot of rumours happen in football. That is the business. I accept everything.”