Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has revealed that he tried to sign current Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino during his time as manager of Atletico Madrid.
Mauricio Pochettino is forging quite a career for himself in management over the last few years and the job he has conducted with Tottenham Hotspur has been nothing short of sensational.
Even as a player, Pochettino enjoyed a distinguished career in Spain and France as well as for the Argentine national team.
As Pochettino now prepares Tottenham for an important Premier League clash against Leicester City on Wednesday night, his opposite number on the day, Claudio Ranieri, has gone on to make an interesting revelation ahead of the encounter.
Ranieri has revealed that during his time as manager of Spanish side Atletico Madrid, he tried to sign Pochettino but was unable to do so due to financial constraints.
The Italian told reporters, “I always liked him as a player and I was very close to signing him. There was a little problem with our money at Atletico Madrid so it wasn’t possible.
“I’m very happy for him now, he had a fantastic season at Southampton, but now he is at a very big club in Tottenham Hotspur. Tottenham are very strong in all the areas, for 10 years they have been building a good team, and now they are ready to fight for the Champions League.”