Mauricio Pochettino misses the Premier League, keen on a return
Reportedly keen on the Manchester United job, ex-spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has discussed his future.
Continuously being linked to the Red Devils, Mauricio Pochettino said he would ‘love’ to work in the Premier League again, as the manager has been out of action for a while now.
Pochettino led Tottenham to the Champions League final last season but was sacked in November and replaced by Jose Mourinho.
Barcelona seemed like a possible destination for Pochettino until the La Liga champions turned to Quique Setien. As Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is struggling at the moment, with the team giving mixed performances, Pochettino is waiting eagerly to get his hands on the United job.
Manchester United, at the moment, are eighth and six points adrift of the Champions League spot.
When asked on ‘In the Pink’ podcast, Pochettino said, “To be honest, I would love to work in the Premier League. It’s going to be difficult, I know, and for now, it’s a moment to wait and we’ll see what happens.”
“It’s a moment of recovery, to think about yourself a little bit, and to be ready because in football always something can happen and you need to be ready.
"I’m ready and waiting for a new challenge. I have the belief and confidence that the next challenge will be fantastic.”
Pochettino added, “I was in Argentina, I was in Qatar, I was in Spain and I have Jesus, assistant manager of Pochettino at Spurs, who follows the news a little bit but I notice the rumors. We deal with rumors naturally.”
So, if a Premier League job does not arise, Pochettino will pursue a club outside of England. However, the Argentine loves the Premier League and hence said, “We are going to miss England.”
As it stands, Ole has full support from the Manchester United board but reports suggest, if United finish below the sixth spot in the Premier League this season, Solskjaer will be sacked.
Pochettino was also spotted at a Championship game with Ed Woodward's advisor, which puts a lot of weight on the rumors.
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