Pochettino is understood to be one of the names the Barcelona board are looking into, with current coach Luis Enrique confirming earlier this year that he will leave the Nou Camp at the end of the season.
However, it appears Pochettino has unfinished business at White Hart Lane as he categorically denied that he is interested in taking over at the La Liga giants.
The Argentine played 216 games for Barca’s local rivals Espanyol, before taking over as manager at the RCDE Stadium when he eventually hung up his boots.
And Pochettino has claimed that his love for the club means it would be “impossible” for him to ever take charge of Barca… much like it would be impossible for him to coach Arsenal following his three years at Spurs:
— Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) March 30, 2017
Needless to say, Tottenham fans were quick to praise the 45-year-old for his comments:
@TalkingTHFC basically saying Barcelona is off the table
— ?Maine Hotspur (@adloading_) March 30, 2017
@TalkingTHFC love you too Mauricio
— Daryl (@DoctorObins) March 30, 2017
@BBCSport former Espanyol player, manager and club legend. Would be like Thierry Henry managing Spurs.
— Andrew James (@HateMale) March 30, 2017
@HotspurRelated This is more like it. None of that Barca rubbish
— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) March 30, 2017
— Lee Walker (@LeahJWalker) March 30, 2017
Love Pochettino. That is all #COYS
— Matt (@OsideHotspur) March 30, 2017
Pochettino: "I love Espanyol and now Tottenham. It would be impossible to one day move to Arsenal."
Spurs fans be like pic.twitter.com/m6kjavyKVM
— Freebets.co.uk (@freebetscouk) March 30, 2017
@HotspurRelated He is magic you know
— Peter (@SkrtPetrr) March 30, 2017
@HotspurRelated ? is this love?
— Anthony C Pepera (@otheranthony) March 30, 2017
Pochettino could write his name into the history books this season if Spurs can finish above Arsenal in the Premier League, the first time the club will have achieved the feat since 1995.