“I am ready and waiting”: Mauricio Pochettino admits that he is desperate to return to football because he reveals that after plundering Tottenham he would like to work in the Premier League again
- Mauricio Pochettino no longer has football since he left Tottenham last year
- The sought-after manager would like to return to the dugout in the near future
- He admitted that he has the ambition to work in the Premier League again
- Argentinian said: “I have faith and confidence that the next challenge will be fantastic”
Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he has a burning desire to make it again in the Premier League.
The former Tottenham boss, who has been withdrawn since being fired by Spurs in November, is still considered one of the world’s elite bosses and is waiting for the right opportunity.
Mauricio Pochettino (left) spoke about his future in management to Natalie Pinkham (right)
“It will be difficult, I know, and for now it’s a moment to wait and we’ll see what happens.
‘It is a moment of recovery, thinking a bit about yourself and being ready, because in football something can always happen and you have to be ready for it.
‘I am ready and waiting for a new challenge. I have the faith and confidence that the next challenge will be fantastic. “
Pochettino took Tottenham to the Champions League final and delivered consistent top four finishes before the results and performance dropped this season.
Jose Mourinho took over the hot-seat at Spurs, but there is still speculation about where the man he succeeded will end up.
The former Tottenham boss and his assisted Jesus Perez are waiting for their next opportunity
Diego Simeone is under pressure and Pochettino is connected to the Atletico Madrid track
It seems likely that the 47-year-old will again be working in LaLiga or the Premier League.
Atletico Madrid is considered to be interested in its services, particularly with the team struggling under Diego Simeone this term.
And Manchester United has also been associated with a move for Pochettino, although they have recently reiterated their belief in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Pochettino confessed that he was aware of speculation around him: “I was in Argentina, I was in Qatar, I was in Spain and I have Jesus [Perez, assistant manager to Pochettino at Spurs] who follows the news a bit, but I notice the rumors, “he said.
‘All coaching staff accepts that there are rumors. We of course deal with rumors. “
Pochettino led Tottenham to the Champions League final, but was fired last November
After taking a break to travel and relax, the Argentinian is now thinking about a good job at Spurs.
“Of course I am very proud of everything I have achieved at Tottenham and when I analyzed my time there, many positive things happened,” says Pochettino. “I took the lead at a crucial moment for the club.
“Everything I had to do was very scary at those times. To destroy White Hart Lane and build a new stadium, to play at Wembley and Milton Keynes, only football players know how difficult it was to deal with these situations.
“It was very difficult to apply a new philosophy and new ideas, but I am very proud of the success we had and bringing Tottenham to another level,” he added.