Pochettino: Barcelona move would be like joining Arsenal from Tottenham

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Mauricio Pochettino has suggested he would never take the Barcelona job, claiming that it would be like quitting Tottenham to take charge at Arsenal.

Speculation that Pochettino could be made an offer grew when it was reported that he had met Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu in Catalonia during the international break, but the Spurs manager says his Espanyol roots would make any move to Camp Nou impossible.

"I'm an Espanyol supporter — I think then I don't need to speak too much," Pochettino, who won two Copas del Rey as a player before becoming head coach of the club in 2009, told a news conference.

"It is like one day if [Spurs chairman] Daniel Levy sacks me in a few years, for me it would be impossible to manage Arsenal."

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