Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham manager stopped from answering questions about Manchester United job

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino was stopped from answering any questions about the Manchester United job in a press conference on Thursday.

United sacked Jose Mourinho on Tuesday and the Spurs boss has been widely tipped to replace him in the summer, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in temporary charge until the end of the season.

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Pochettino was stopped from answering questions about the Man Utd job

The Red Devils are reportedly willing to part with around £42m to bring the Argentine to Old Trafford.

Pochettino refused to be drawn into rumours linking him with the job in a press conference on Tuesday prior to their Carabao Cup clash with Arsenal.

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Pochettino during Tottenham’s 2-0 win over Arsenal

He said: “After nearly five years there are a lot of rumours about my position as manager at Tottenham. I cannot answer this type of question because rumours happen.”

And in a press conference on Thursday, after the 2-0 win against Arsenal and ahead of Spurs’ Premier League game against Everton, Tottenham’s head of communications, Simon Felstein, stopped a Sky Sports reporter from asking Pochettino any questions about the United job.

He can be heard on camera stopping the reporter mid-question and said he was “not prepared to have another press conference dominated by this”.

It has also been reported that Felstein asked for cameras to be switched off to underline his point before the press conference resumed.

The whole situation seemed to amuse Pochettino, who appeared to be pleased not being centre of attention for once.

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