Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is targeting a Premier League return
In an interview with talkSPORT quoted by Metro, former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he would be open to a return to the Premier League and is looking forward to it.
Pochettino, best known for his spells as manager of Southampton, Tottenham and PSG, has been out of work since the French giants relieved him of his duties at the start of the season in favor of appointing Christopher Galtier.
The Argentinian manager is best known for his work as manager of Tottenham Hotspur, where he led the north London club to a Champions League final which they eventually lost to Liverpool.
🔥 “I miss the Premier League!”
👀 “Why not? (On the way back) We are open! I love England and living in London.”
🏴 “It’s my home and home, I love being in England. The #PL is one of the best!”
Mauricio Pochettino admits he misses PL and would be open to a return… pic.twitter.com/7tMwUqI4PP
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 30, 2022
Pochettino has been linked with the England squad after taking over from Gareth Southgate at the World Cup, but it seems the former Espanyol boss is keen on a return to Premier League football.
The Argentine coach will be hoping that a Premier League club will give him the chance to lead them. He was linked with the Chelsea job when they sacked Thomas Tuchel, but the Blues settled for Graham Potter.
Here’s what Pochettino had to say about the possibility of returning to the Premier League club to coach a team.
“I miss the Premier League. Why not [return], we are open! I am very open. I love England and I live between London and Barcelona, but more in London”
Mauricio Pochettino wants to return to the Premier League. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)
Having been in charge of PSG, Pochettino will be hoping to land a big club job in the Premier League, but with the exception of Manchester City and Liverpool, all other top-flight clubs have had recent managerial changes.
To return to the Premier League, Pochettino may have to accept a job at a mid-table club and look to steer them towards the top ranks of the English top flight. The Argentine will have his chance.
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Arsenal are fine with Mikel Arteta, Manchester City just extended Pep Guardiola’s contract, Jurgen Klopp is irreplaceable at Liverpool at the moment, Manchester United recently appointed Erik ten Hag and Graham Potter joined Chelsea in September
So it’s hard to see which ‘big six’ club could be interested in him given the current circumstances. It looks like Tottenham could be in need of a new manager soon if Antonio Conte’s contract expires in the summer of 2023.