Pochettino would 'love' next job to be in the Premier League

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Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that he wants his next job to be in the Premier League and his comments will prick the ears of top English clubs beyond Manchester United.

With Sir Alex Ferguson's nod of approval, United wanted to hire the former Spurs boss as a replacement for Jose Mourinho in December 2018 but Pochettino appeared to be satisfied in North London at the time.

It remains to be seen where his future lies but surely these comments would put the likes of United and City potentially on red alert.

'To be honest, I would love to work in the Premier League, ' he told the In The Pink Podcast. "It will be hard, I know, and for now it is a waiting moment and we will see what happens".

The Argentinian, who was sacked following an inconsistent run of form, has said that he would relish another chance to manage in the English top flight.

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Ex-Tottenham boss Pochettino 'would love' Premier League return

Klopp will need his entire squad fit and ready to challenge on all fronts but rushing Mane back will not be an option. "I have the belief and confidence that the next challenge will be fantastic", the Argentine added.

Pochettino has been out of work since leaving Tottenham in November a year ago and has been linked with some top jobs including United and Bayern Munich. His tenure coincided with the building of Tottenham's new stadium, ground being broken in 2015 and the club eventually moved in in April 2019 after months of delays. He has taken the time to reflect deeply and has only kept a marginal eye on the clubs that have partnered with him. To destroy White Hart Lane and to build a new stadium, to play at Wembley and Milton Keynes, only football people know how hard it was to deal with these situations. That's more than winning titles.

The 47-year-old was in charge of the Lilywhites for five-and-a-half years, winning 160 of his 293 games there, and guiding Spurs to their first-ever UEFA Champions League final last year. It was hard to share and mix here but the European coaches have been influential. "It was hard to share and mix here but the European coaches have been influential", he said. "People have been more open to discover a different kind of football".

Do you think United should replace Solskjaer with Pochettino?

The reigning African Player of-the-Year returns 18 days after suffering an injury in the 2-1 win over Wolves, having missed Premier League matches against West Ham and Southampton plus the FA Cup tie against Shrewsbury.


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