Immediate former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochetino has admitted that he was open to taking over at Arch-rivals Arsenal following his dismissal from the club.
Pochettino was shown the door in November due to poor performance recorded by the team. He was replaced by former Manchester United and Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho.
A few weeks after his dismissal, he was linked with the Arsenal job after the Gunners parted ways with Unai Emery. The club, however, opted to appoint their former captain Mikel Arteta.
Despite the links, many argued that the Argentine would have turned down a chance to coach at Spurs’ arch-rivals Arsenal but the tactician says he would have been open to coaching any side irrespective of rivalry with his former club.
“No, when I say I am open, I am open, I cannot say that I am open but I’m closed to someone,”, he said.
“It’s different if you receive an approach and you listen and say yes or no. That’s different. But you can’t say that I’m open but on that, I am not open. You are open and then you are open. Anything can happen. When I say I am open, I am open to listening to any club.” he added.