Pochettino indicated that he would “rather return to his farm” than work for Barcelona. The Argentinian was previously active with Barça rival Espanyol, but has now returned to his statements. In addition, Espanyol relegated from the Primera División last season, so that Pochettino would not have to play against his old club the next season.
That opens the door for employment with Barcelona. According to The Daily Mail Pochettino is seen in Camp Nou as the ideal candidate to succeed Setién. The current Barça coach’s contract will continue after this season, but the club is reportedly not satisfied with the former Real Betis coach.