Mauricio Pochettino would not reject Barcelona's third approach
It has been said that his connections to Espanyol made both sides doubtful in an approach as he could not make the switch across the Catalan divide due to his history.
Pochettino has been out of the business since leaving Tottenham in November 2019 – where he was dismissed due to a prolonged run of poor form and replaced by Jose Mourinho.
Earlier this month, a report claimed he was a managerial candidate at Athletic Club Bilbao, although that job is not yet vacant.
The Argentine is one of football’s finest coaches ever known and his prolonged break from the game means that he will be strongly connected to any vacancies that open up at elite clubs in the coming months.