Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he has received offers from other clubs – but so have Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp.
Pochettino has been very outspoken about his position at Spurs since before the Champions League final, when he first raised the possibility of leaving the club in the future. The Argentinian has just entered his sixth season at Tottenham.
Speaking ahead of Sunday’s north London derby against Arsenal, Pochettino admitted other clubs have approached him in recent years. But he insists that doesn’t make him unique, claiming Guardiola and Klopp will have also received offers to leave Manchester City and Liverpool.
“Yes, plenty [of offers]. From everywhere. Daniel [Levy] knows,” Pochettino said (via Sky Sports).
“Daniel knows very well our commitment to the club is massive. It is more than normal. Sometimes it is tough to explain but I think that is normal for different managers.
“If you ask Guardiola, if you ask Klopp and all the best managers, they will have received calls from different clubs. That does not make it special to me.
“I don’t want it to be used to say: ‘Look how good I am because I said no’. My commitment is with the club.”
Pochettino’s line on Guardiola and Klopp has conveniently been left out of most headlines. Of course, the story here is that Pochettino is admitting there has been interest in his services from elsewhere – but it’s important to note this is the norm for the world’s top managers.
The Spurs boss has been linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid in the not so distant past, and those clubs are likely to remain keen on him in the coming years given the job he has done at Tottenham.
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