MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, November 23, 2021 (AFP) – “Happy” at Paris Saint-Germain, with whom he is contracted until 2023, coach Mauricio Pochettino on Tuesday denied rumors that put him in charge of Manchester United following the resignation of Ole Gunnar. Solshire.
“I have a contract until 2023 and I’m very happy at PSG. It’s a fact,” the Argentine coach said in the press conference before the Champions League match against Manchester City.
Numerous questions from the French and British press have focused on United’s alleged interest in signing Pochettino, who once coached Southampton and Tottenham in England, with a file supposedly fitting Old Trafford.
“I am not a boy. I have spent my whole life playing football. I have been training for more than twelve years. We are used to football rumors. I know very well how things go, sometimes in a positive way and sometimes in a negative way. Not me. I let it go. Distracting. The rumors are there, you have to live with it,” the Argentine insisted.
He insisted, “I will not speak (rumours) out of respect for one club and the other club. My problem is not what is happening at that other club. I am focused on Paris Saint-Germain.”
“I am very happy at Paris Saint-Germain. I was a player here, I love the club and its fans. It’s a great moment to be here.”
Pochettino also mentioned the statements he made about Sir Alex Ferguson, the legendary Manchester United coach between 1986 and 2013: “I will not make this mistake. What can I say in the past, when I was at Espanyol in Barcelona, it was a dream to meet Ferguson, if I say That now, it may be misinterpreted or taken out of context.”
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