'Unai and Pochettino are now sharing a coffee?': Mauricio recalls meeting up after the sack
Unai Emery and Mauricio Pochettino had very different stints at Arsenal and Spurs respectively but, in a somewhat hilarious twist, were fired within ten days of each other.
What we didn't know is that the pair met up over coffee after being shown the door - Pochettino revealed as much.
“Before the pandemic, me and Jesús [Pérez, his former assistant at Spurs] met with Unai for a coffee, to talk and share our experiences,” Pochettino says.
“We were working in different clubs, we were at the enemy, and people were walking past and saying: ‘Unai and Pochettino and Jesús are now sharing a coffee!’ It was in Cockfosters [in north London]. It was very funny."
It certainly is, to an extent. You cannot imagine Wenger and Pochettino doing the same given the Frenchman was in charge of Arsenal much longer and had the spirit of North London rivalry ingrained in him.
We are begrudging Emery that meeting though. We wish he'd stop running his mouth, however.