By Josh Fordham
20th December 2018,
Updated: 20th December 2018,
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino was stopped from answering any questions about theManchester United job in a press conference on Thursday.
The Red Devils are reportedly willing to part with around £42m to bring the Argentine to Old Trafford.
Pochettino refused to be drawn into rumourslinking him with the job in a press conference on Tuesday prior to their Carabao Cup clash with Arsenal.
He said: “After nearly five years there are a lot of rumours about my position as manager at Tottenham. I cannot answer this type of question because rumours happen.”
And in a press conference on Thursday, after the2-0 win against Arsenaland ahead of Spurs’ Premier League game against Everton, Tottenham’s head of communications, Simon Felstein, stopped a Sky Sports reporter from asking Pochettino any questions about the United job.
He can be heard on camera stopping the reporter mid-question and said he was “not prepared to have another press conference dominated by this”.
It has also been reported that Felstein asked for cameras to be switched off to underline his point before the press conference resumed.
The whole situation seemed to amuse Pochettino, who appeared to be pleased not being centre of attention for once.