Focus On Arsenal, Mauricio Pochettino Tells Special Manager Arsene Wenger


"You never know as football is so unstable".

Pochettino, who will be well in Real's sights should Zidane be sacked, insists he is totally committed to the north Londoners but, tellingly, refused to kill off talk that he could be lured away in the future.

I am working like I am going to be here for ever.But in the end, it is like the players, you never know what is going to happen in football.

"That is my decision because I prefer to work on my farm in Argentina than in some places".

Zizou's European champs were shocked in the cup this week by Leganes and are 19 points off leaders Barcelona in La Liga.

The Spurs boss' contract runs until 2021, but he noted that given the lack of job security in the Premier League, that as a manager, you have to be open to considering offers from other clubs. And then I look stupid saying I am not going to work in one place or another.

"Tomorrow (Tottenham chairman) Daniel Levy could have a bad night and say, "Oh I am going to sack Mauricio".

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It seems like the next one (Watch live, Saturday, Feb. 10, 7:30 a.m. ET online via might be a little more heated between Arsene Wenger and Mauricio Pochettino.

The Frenchman's comments were taken as a thinly-veiled criticism of Tottenham and Liverpool, both lauded of late for their attacking football but who have managed to win just two trophies between them since 2008.

"It's a very important thing to win trophies, massive, and we wish and we hope that one day we can provide to the club one two or many trophies".

The Argentinian took a swipe at Wenger after hitting back at suggestions by his opposite number that Arsenal are judged by different standards to the likes of Tottenham.

Pochettino said he would rather retire than coach Arsenal or Barcelona but he explained that - unlike Arsene Wenger or former Manchester United boss Sir.

"I'm so young and have only been five years in the Premier League, in two clubs Southampton and Tottenham, but there's no point to talk about another team", he told reporters at his weekly press conference. "But everyone makes mistakes and, for me, he made a mistake talking about us".