Mauricio Pochettino "upset" after Tottenham axe and admits Jose Mourinho feeling

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Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that when he received the sack at Tottenham he was "disappointed and upset" for a while.

But he has stated that he is over it and was happy to see Jose Mourinho take the job.

Furthermore, the Argentine is on the lookout for a new position with several clubs a possibility.

Pochettino was making an appearance on Sky Sports as Leeds faced Leicester on Monday night.

Speaking to Jamie Carragher, the Murphy-born tactician opened up over his time at Tottenham – where he spent five years.

He took them to their first-ever Champions League final but just months later he was sacked.

It followed a shoddy start to the season amid reports of trouble behind the scenes.

In a whirlwind 24 hours, Mourinho was in the hotseat before Pochettino could clear his desk.

One thing the Portuguese coach has had is financial backing – something that could not be explicitly said for his predecessor in his latter years at the club.

But that does not bother Pochettino, although his sacking did rankle for a while.

When asked if Mourinho's spending has bothered him, he said: "No, no. I think it's fantastic for Tottenham.

"After one year of course I was disappointed, a little bit upset, of course not happy when you leave a club.

"After five and a half years the relationship is massive with staff, players, fans. But at some point I understand football."

The Special One joined within hours of Poch's dismissal but he has insisted there are no hard feelings.

He added: "Who replaced me is a good friend, who treated me very well.

"When I was Espanyol, he was at Real Madrid. He invited me to a Champions League game against Ajax. I love Tottenham and I know Jose.

"This journey we missed winning a title. That would have been the cherry."

Manchester United have been touted as a potential destination for Pochettino, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer coming under mounting pressure this season.

The Red Devils find themselves 15th in the Premier League after their weekend loss to Arsenal.

  • Mauricio Pochettino
  • Tottenham Hotspur FC
  • Jose Mourinho

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