Tottenham fans have been enjoying the latest comments from Mauricio Pochettino, after the Spurs boss hinted he would like to bring Lionel Messi to North London.
Pochettino has been forced to deal with rumours about his exit since Zinedine Zidane left Real Madrid last week, with some reports even suggesting he has a “Real Madrid clause” in his new contract.
It is now confirmed there is no such clause in the contract though, which is set to keep him at the club until 2023, and the charismatic boss has put himself even further in fans’ good books with his latest comments.
Pochettino was once again quizzed about a potential exit, asked if he would one day coach Messi with Newell’s Old Boys.
“No, I would like to persuade him to come to pass through Tottenham first before he goes to Newell’s Old Boys,” the 46 year-old responded.
Both men got their careers started with the historic Argentinian club, but the thought of the pair linking up in North London first is certainly an enjoyable one.
The comments were of course tongue in cheek, and fans are enjoying some jokes about a possible deal for the Barcelona superstar, while also heaping praise on their manager.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
I prefer the headline: “Pochettino confirms he wants to retire at Spurs” ?
— Spurs Stat Man (@SpursStatMan) June 3, 2018
Would be a good Lamela backup
— Ikey (@RafaVDV) June 3, 2018
Straight swap with Sissoko. Sounds fair to me?
— Alex Michael (@AlexLeeMichael) June 3, 2018
Levy will instead get N’Messi, a young winger in the French league with 11 goals and 6 assists for St. Etienne
— Isaiah Cole (@isaiahjcole) June 3, 2018
Imagine. The. Scenes
— ? (@_Khalid__10) June 3, 2018
Marcus Edwards way better
— José Emanuel (@EmanuelSFC_) June 3, 2018