Published: Wed, December 19, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Pochettino Reacts To "Sad News" Of Mourinho Firing

Pochettino Reacts To

Pochettino is believed to be United's top choice to succeed Mourinho following his sacking on Tuesday.

Dortmund are now nine points clear at the top of the German league table and topped a group containing Atletico Madrid, Club Brugge and Monaco on goal difference.

Pochettino would be an expensive capture as he signed a new five-year deal at Spurs this year reportedly worth around 8.5 million pounds ($11 million).

"These rumours happen in football".

"I am so focused on delivering my best at this football club".

He does not think that it will cause distraction to Spurs, who are still fighting on all four fronts this season and have the small matter of a Carabao Cup quarter-final at Arsenal to contend with on Wednesday night. No-one knows. The most important thing is to enjoy the journey.

"It's not my business what happens in another club now".

Following a run of terrible form that culminated in a 3-1 defeat against Liverpool on Sunday, United brought Mourinho's two-and-a-half year tenure to a premature end and have left Michael Carrick in charge of the club's training sessions, until they are able to officially appoint a replacement.

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United are expected to name an interim manager until the end of the season before appointing a substantial coach for the team.

"It's not in my hands how to manage all of these rumours", said Pochettino, who has also been linked with a move to Real Madrid when they hire a permanent coach at the end of the season.

"That is not my business and then I will not waste time or energy because my focus and energy is in Tottenham, is in tomorrow and to prepare the best way (for) the games, and, of course, to respect the club that employs you". "I think we need also to create our way and our test tomorrow is a very big test". "From day one, not only in the coaching staff, the players a lot of rumours happen in football".

And reacting to the Mourinho news, Pochettino said: "First of all I want to send my best wishes to him". I accept everything. I accept the rumours are positive and negative.

Speaking to Sky Sports he said: "I've been fortunate to spend time at Tottenham's training ground, and for me he [Pochettino] feels like the ideal candidate".

I accept the opinion too when we lose.

Reports now claim he is one of three men United have shortlisted for the role yet some Tottenham fans argue that journalists are more interested in seeing him move to United than the manager himself.

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