By Oli Gamp For Mailonline
Published: 13:26 BST, 3 September 2020 | Updated: 14:56 BST, 3 September 2020
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
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