Pochettino Distances Self From England Job

By Adebayo Williams

Tottenham Hotspur’s Mauricio Pochettino has said it is ‘impossible’ for him to leave his job at White Hart Lane to coach the Three Lions. The Argentine, who was pivotal in the Spurs impressive run last season, said he is concerned about achieving the club’s set goals and not the vacant England job. Allardyce left the job on Monday after he was caught on camera negotiating a £55,000 deal with disguised undercover reporters.

He, however, said he could consider the job in the future.

“Yes. Why not? In the future, yes. Not now – it’s impossible,” Pochettino said.

“We signed a new five-year contract here but now it is not my moment; not only for England but Argentina too.”

Pochettino will face old rival Pep Guardiola on Sunday when his side play an home game against Manchester City in the Premier League. He was victorious over the Spaniard in the Spanish La Liga guiding his Espanyol team to a 2-1 victory over Barcelona.

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