Mauricio Pochettino has said the word ‘open’ a grand total of nine times as he is keen to emphasise just how open he is to all job offers.
This has been interpreted in some quarters as a suggestion that he would have listened to an offer from Arsenal – who appointed Mikel Arteta on Friday – though it could be seen as a nudge in the direction of Manchester United.
He said: “When I say I am open, I am open. I cannot say that I am open but I’m closed to someone.
“But you can’t say that I’m open but on that I am not open. You are open and then you are open. Anything can happen.
“When I say I am open, I am open to listen to any club.”
We think he might be open. He is also ‘draining’, according to reports.