sport news Mauricio Pochettino admits he was 'wrong' to say he could never manage Barcelona

Mauricio Pochettino admits he was 'wrong' to say he could never manage Barcelona after the former Tottenham boss was linked with the top job this summer... but insists he was NOT approached by the club Mauricio Pochettino regrets saying it would be 'impossible' to coach Barcelona   The former Spurs boss started his management career with their rivals Espanyol  Pochettino said his message would not have been appreciated by Barca fans The Spanish giants went on to appoint Holland manager Ronald Koeman instead 

By Oli Gamp For Mailonline

Published: 13:26 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 14:56 BST, 3 September 2020

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Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he regrets ruling out a future move to Barcelona after being lined up as one of the favourites for the post this summer. 

The Argentine, who was sacked by Spurs last November, previously said it was 'impossible' to become head coach at the Nou Camp having spent 13 years at rivals Espanyol as both a player and manager. 

The Catalan side eventually appointed Holland boss Ronald Koeman after sacking Quique Setien following their miserable 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, and Pochettino said he was never approached by the club. 

Former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino regrets saying he would never coach Barcelona

Former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino regrets saying he would never coach Barcelona

The Argentine previously said it would be 'impossible' after managing their rivals Espanyol

The Argentine previously said it would be 'impossible' after managing their rivals Espanyol 

'I think the statements made the [Barca] fans reluctant to accept me, but at no time did I receive an offer to manage Barca,' he told the Spanish press, via the Evening Standard. 

'I was wrong in the way I conveyed that it would

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