Mauricio Pochettino denies he's set to replace Barcelona boss Luis Enrique

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino denies he's set to replace Barcelona boss Luis Enrique

Now, The Mirror report that whilst Barcelona may well be interested in luring Pochettino back to Spain, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is ready to stand firm.

Asked about suggestions he is among the favorites to replace and Enrique and whether he would consider a move to the Nou Camp, Pochettino replied: "I saw, because it's a big list - 100 names!"

Mauricio Pochettino has reiterated that he is "happy" at Tottenham Hotspur, although he understands why La Liga giants Barcelona would be interested in him as a successor to Luis Enrique.

"It's a metaphorical example to say that I understand football, the business".

His Spurs side may have fallen short in their pursuit of the Premier League title last season, but they are arguably the finest team in the division on their day, and much of that is down to Pochettino's work. We are in a position you can see we play good football exciting team, very good players but it's normal we call the attention of the rest of the clubs, football people around the world. "Only that we are part of that business and our names always appear on the lists".

And it turns out Pochettino's commitment and affiliation with Espanyol is a genuine stumbling block to any approach Barcelona plan on making.

Put it this way; if Pochettino's head was turned by Barca's advances it would be like Gary Neville agreeing to take the Manchester City job.

"That creates a bit of a problem between us".

"I think we feel a very special moment every time that we play at White Hart Lane, the energy is special", Pochettino said.

"We try to sign players who can improve our squad not only in terms of football quality", Pochettino commented.

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