Mauricio Pochettino: Former Tottenham boss remains open to return to Premier League | Football News

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Mauricio Pochettino says he is happy in London and is ready for a return to management amid reports tying him to a return to the Premier League

Mauricio Pochettino says he is happy in London and is ready for a return to management amid reports tying him to a return to the Premier League

Mauricio Pochettino says he would be open to running a Premier League club outside of the top six and is looking forward to taking over management in England or abroad.

The Argentinian, who left Tottenham last November, is a target for Newcastle and has also been linked to a host of other club jobs across Europe during his time at Spurs.

“I love England,” said Pochettino Sky Sports News. “My idea is to continue living in London but at the same time, I am open to different countries, to listen and see what is going on.

“I’m ready and we are now a much better coaching staff. We learned a lot from our experiences at Espanyol, Southampton and Tottenham. We have a lot to offer people who will trust us in the future. “

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Keith Downie of Sky Sports News says that the potential new owners of Newcastle have made Pochettino their # 1 choice to take the helm.

Keith Downie of Sky Sports News says that the potential new owners of Newcastle have made Pochettino their # 1 choice to take the helm.

Asked about Newcastle and what are the key factors he is looking for in his next project, Pochettino was clear, adding, “I have to behave like I did on my first day as a coach.

“There are two things that are most important – one is the people, the fans behind each club. It’s the structure that keeps all the businesses that provide football entertainment alive. The other is the club ideas.

“Each club and each company has different cultures, philosophies and working methods. They all have different success plans.

“To be successful in a club, you have to win the Champions League or the Premier League, but for others, you have to finish in the top four or six. For Tottenham, it was to build a new stadium and at the same time create a team to compete and narrow the gap to the top four.

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Pochettino Names Kevin de Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Roberto Firmino as Top Three Premier League Stars Excluding Former Tottenham Team

Pochettino Names Kevin de Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Roberto Firmino as Top Three Premier League Stars Excluding Former Tottenham Team

“Each club has different goals and you, as coaches, must stick to these ideas. In the end, when we wait for a new offer and we are able to deliver what a club expects from us, we will be very happy. “

So would he be considering a job in a club outside the top six in the Premier League?

“The problem is which clubs are in the top six? ” he has answered. “The first six always change. Tottenham is not in the top six, Arsenal is not in the top six.

“You have to respect all the clubs. All the clubs work so hard and invest money. Each season, clubs strive to be among the top six or four. I don’t think you can underestimate any club. “

“I cannot set a deadline upon my return”

Now that his gardening leave has ended, the Spurs no longer receive compensation from a club interested in Pochettino. So, is he ready to come back?

“I was ready before now,” he says. “The most important thing in football is to move forward quickly, to adapt to the new reality.

Pochettino left Tottenham in November 2019 after five and a half years

Pochettino left Tottenham in November 2019 after five and a half years

“Of course, it hurts when you leave a club after five and a half years, working so hard to develop and reach goals. We are full of energy in our body, in our mind, to try to provide a new project with all our knowledge and show our passion for football. “

With the coronavirus extending the season, it is not yet known when a new campaign will begin. For Pochettino, it is difficult to set a deadline for his return to the canoe.

” I do not know. In football, every minute counts, “added the Argentinian. “The most important thing is that we are ready. We are open to listen and see what is going on. But for the moment, who knows when we’re going to be back in football.

“Of course, everyone can see how this is going to impact the economy, which affects clubs a lot. This will affect people involved in football as little as possible. I hope that companies that offer football entertainment suffer. Our responsibility is to understand the situation and to show solidarity. “

Hear a lot more from Mauricio Pochettino on Sky Sports News and the Sky Sports app on Saturday morning.

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