Pochettino: Being loyal is more important. I am an Espanyol fan


If the news and rumors surrounding Spain are to believe, the Catalan giants are all set to sack their manager Ernesto Valverde after the humbling defeat against Athletico Madrid in the recently concluded Spanish Super Cup. The board has decided that the will be sacking the manager after two-and-a-half successful years at Camp Nou though disappointing in the European Championships. And this is becoming a piece of major news as Barcelona might opt, Argentine tactician,l Mauricio Pochettino.mauricio-pochettino-never-wants-to-coach-barcelona

Back in 2017, when Pochettino was asked about the potential offer of joining Barcelona, he said;

“I am an Espanyol supporter. I don’t think I need to speak too much.

“In football I know it is so difficult to keep your values and to be loyal – with your heart and emotion.

“But for me before being a manager, before being a player, being loyal is more important. I am an Espanyol fan. I love Espanyol.”

Even though the loyalty of Argentine is to be appreciated, it will not stop Barcelona from going behind the manager. It is also known among the supporters that the manager will be able to bring out more from Lionel Messi and build his own legacy at Camp Nou.

barcelona-wants-mauricio-pochettinoHowever, this might be joyful news for Barcelona fanboys but a disheartening and alarming for Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson is a huge admirer of Pochettino and wanted him to be the next manager at Old Trafford. Even, Ed Woodward wanted Pochettino as the boss at Old Trafford. However, going with the fan emotions, Manchester United board opted to sign Solskjaer as their permanent manager.

Even after undergoing the turbulent times, Manchester United has stuck on to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and they have no plans to sack the manager. However, if Barcelona makes the move for the Argentine, it should be worrisome news for Manchester United as they will be left with less choice or no choice at all.

Manchester United will be left with options like Massimiliano Allegri and Julian Nagelsmann whom they admire. However, Julian is not leaving RB Leipzig anytime soon and on the other hand, Allegri doesn’t fit into Manchester United’s DNA.

Even though it looks unrealistic that Pochettino joining Camp Nou based outfit, one cannot rule out the things in football. This might have already triggered the panic button at Old Trafford. What will be the best step for Manchester United? Voice of your comments below.