• Mauricio Pochettino shared that Real Madrid is his dream team to coach
  • The former Tottenham Hotspur manager was linked to teams such as Barcelona
  • Pochettino shared that he didn’t see himself coaching Barca

Coaching Real Madrid remains a dream for former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino. Although there was speculation of him leading Barcelona earlier this year, his ultimate goal is to be able to manage Los Blancos.

"They didn't offer me to coach Barca," Pochettino said, as reported by Goal.

The Argentine played 17 years as a professional player before he started his coaching career with Espanyol.

"I didn't see myself with [president Josep Maria] Bartomeu,” Pochettino continued.

After Quique Setien’s sacking from Barcelona, Pochettino was one of the coaches linked as a possible replacement.

"It was my first news conference at Tottenham and they asked me about the Barca rumors. Then I answered with my irony and I think I went too far, I said what I said,” Pochettino shared.

One of the reasons why Pochettino shared that he didn’t want to coach Barca was because of the rivalry they had with Espanyol. Throughout his time as a coach, he was also able to lead the Spurs from 2014 until November of 2019.

"It sounds very nice for the radical Espanyol fan but I did not want to speak for that radical fan. Nor do I have to justify any statement because no one can question my love for Espanyol," Pochettino continued.

Despite all of the rumors that connect him to different clubs, taking charge of Real Madrid is Pochettino’s biggest goal.

"I don't know if I'll ever coach Madrid, but of course it's my dream,” Pochettino reflected.

The Santiago Bernabeu-based squad is the reigning La Liga champions and is led by Zinedine Zidane. The manner of how the roster performs well under pressure is the reason for their success. With young developing talent coupled with veteran stars in their program, Real Madrid is looking to add more wins to their historic organization.

"If it's not the best it's one of the best clubs in the world. I'm no different, everyone has it on their dream list," Pochettino concluded.

Anything can happen in the sport and it will be interesting to see what the rest of Pochettino’s coaching career has to offer.

Real Madrid have landed their first La Liga title since 2017
Real Madrid have landed their first La Liga title since 2017 AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS