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Pochettino: “I will never coach Barcelona and Marseille”

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Boss Mauricio Pochettino of Paris Saint-Germain has ruled out the prospect of taking the hot seat in Barcelona one day.

The Argentine, who first came to Espanyol’s coaching prominence, is widely regarded as one of the finest coaches in football, but his link with the Catalan rivals of Blaugrana has cast doubt on his credentials for the Camp Nou role.

Last month, having been out of work since leaving Tottenham in November 2019, Pochettino was assigned to the French champions because previous rumors connected him to a move to Barca.

In the Barcelona news in January 2020, the Spanish radio station RAC 1, published in Mundo Deportivo, said that Barcelona wanted Pochettino to replace Ernesto Valverde.

That job, however, went to Quique Setien and The Guardian suggested Pochettino was a potential replacement when he was replaced in August, but Ronald Koeman was chosen.

The Argentine talked to RMC Sport now, where he seemed to rule out ever transferring to the club: “I’m never going to manage Barcelona. It’s unlikely, that. I have this idea of life, a link to a part of that town, which makes it unlikely. Much as Marseille is difficult for me as well.”

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