Tottenham's Pochettino says he turned down Real Madrid offer


Soccer Football - Champions League - Tottenham Hotspur Training - Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands - May 7, 2019 Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino during training Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs

(Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he turned down the chance to coach Real Madrid last June in order to honour his contract with the London club, saying that leaving Spurs in the lurch would have gone against his values.

Pochettino's side visit Ajax Amsterdam on Wednesday in their Champions League semi-final second leg, trailing 1-0 as they bid to reach the June 1 final in Madrid, but the Argentine said he had the chance to move to the Spanish capital permanently.

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