Pochettino would rather work on a farm than at Barcelona

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South Wales Argus

Pochettino played his part in piling on the pressure on Zinedine Zidane, albeit inadvertently.

Real are now fourth in the La Liga and were recently knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Leganes.

Real face PSG in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League and should they fall short against Neymar and co then it is likely that Zidane will be shown the door at the Santiago Bernabeu. The result meant that Madrid was dumped out of the cup on away goals rule. "You never know as football is so unstable". That is the problem. But my commitment is massive.

The Tottenham manager knows, or at least proclaims to know, that he will never manage Arsenal, given his ties to Tottenham. I'd rather go and work in a farm in Argentina.

Pochettino also responded to Arsene Wenger's comments earlier this week that some pundits "celebrate some teams who have not been in a final for 25 years".

According to respected Spanish football expert Guillem Balague, Los Blancos chiefs have just one man in mind to take over should they indeed swing the axe in the coming months.

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With the North London outfit winning three FA Cups in the last four years, the Gunners boss suggested the media are more supportive of clubs who haven't won silverware in recent years - such as crosstown-rivals Spurs. He has full control over everything. Do you think he should take the plunge and jump ship to Real Madrid, or continue working with Spurs? It's the circumstances of different clubs.

Real Madrid are planning a raid on the Premier League's biggest stars in the summer, eyeing moves for Chelsea's Eden Hazard, Tottenham's Harry Kane and Manchester United's David de Gea. Pochettino would be keen to avoid a case of giant-killing, something that his potential future employers suffered a couple of days back.

Pochettino is reported to be Madrid's first choice to become head coach should they decide to dispense with Zidane at the end of the season. Zidane will need to deliver a third Champions League in a row to appease the fans and the board.

Two rugby teams use Newport's field at Rodney Parade, increasing Spurs' challenge - and Pochettino is keen to ensure there is no complacency in his ranks.

"This is why football is so lovely and an wonderful sport", he said.

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