Former Tottenham Boss Pochettino Open to Premier League Return

Former Tottenham Boss Pochettino Open to Premier League Return

  • Mauricio Pochettino has admitted to missing the Premier League and being open to a return
  • Pochettino has been without a coaching job since his sacking by Paris Saint-Germain in July
  • He is now open to a comeback after previously managing clubs Southampton and Tottenham

Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted to missing being on the touchline in the Premier League, and being keen to return if an offer comes.

Pochettino's last job in the Premier League was at Tottenham Hotspur. He was sacked in November 2019 after five years in charge and no silverware, and he has also managed Southampton.

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Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is open to Premier League managerial return. Photo by Marcio Machado.
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His last managerial job was at the club he had a playing career with: Paris Saint-Germain. He replaced Thomas Tuchel and by the time the German was sacked at Chelsea, the Argentine was already jobless.

Premier League return for Pochettino?

Pochettino made known his desire to return to Premier League managerial duties in an interview with talkSPORT, quoted by Metro:

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''I miss the Premier League. Why not [return], we are open! I am really open. I love England and I am living between London and Barcelona, but more in London. My house, my home… I love to be in England. The Premier League is the best league in the world. It’s so competitive.''

What are Pochettino's options?

Pochettino is highly admired in England, despite having never won a trophy in his six seasons in charge of English clubs Southampton and Tottenham.

His best season for a Premier League club was a second-place finish in 2015/16 season for Spurs and making the 2019 UEFA Champions League final, which his side lost to Liverpool.

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Mauricio Pochettino during his time at Tottenham. Photo by Ian Kington.
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He has been linked with every vacant managerial job since his departure, including Chelsea, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Wolves and recently Aston Villa - which he turned down.

Pochettino doubts Spain's chances

Sports Brief earlier reported that Pochettino is not convinced by Spain, after Luis Enrique's side drew against Germany in their second group game.

Pochettino, who has ties to Spain having played for and managed Barcelona city rivals Espanyol, delivered a comment that La Roja cannot deal with high pressure from opponents.

It remains to be seen whether the Argentine can take up managing a national team, having been previously touted to take over the reins at La Albiceleste one day.