"The moment earlier on in the season when it was clear the board had decided that they didn't want to back a couple of Mourinho signings - at that point you're finished as a manager". Both of the European superpowers would grant him lavish budgets for a different kind of project to the one he is now involved in. The theme at Old Trafford, St Mary's and even against Spurs was that the defence is still a problem area - too many rash challenges, too many soft goals against and at St Mary's, another goal just before half-time.
The Spurs manager responded by shaking his head very deliberately before reaching into his tracksuit trouser pocket, turning it inside out and showing it was empty.
And, as quoted by the Daily Express, Pochettino was asked about his view on the dismissal in terms of his future, to which he initially replied: "It's not my business what happened today and only I want to send my best wishes to Jose". "I don't have money!" Once again, he turned his pocket inside out to indicate it was empty.
The 46-year-old has now responded to those claims, though, insisting he is "focussed on delivering his job".
First Michael Carrick was going to be in charge of United till the end of the season and then they changed it to him being in charge of training until and external caretaker was appointed for the season, that came with added Carrick in charge for "38 hours" confusion on the live broadcast. "When people praise me when people do not agree with me and the people who say different things".More news: Prosecutors Charge 2 Tied To Flynn's Turkish Lobbying
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Despite his advancing years he is still one of Mauricio Pochettino's most trusted players, and his extension is brilliant news for the club.
For Spurs Harry Kane only makes the bench, though both teams have picked relatively strong starting XIs. "That's why it's massive credit for Daniel because, what he's doing and being competitive like we are, it's tough".
With sources telling ESPN FC that Pochettino is United's top choice to become their next permanent manager in the summer, the rumours are set to continue for the rest of the season.
Tottenham know that they face a fight to keep Pochettino in the summer but they will do everything in their power to do so.
There's no denying the Argentine boss has worked wonders at Southampton and Tottenham since he arrived in England over five years ago.