Mauricio Pochettino keen to return to the Premier League
Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen on another opportunity to manage a club in the Premier League. The Argentine took over ar White Hart Lane in May 2014 after leaving Southampton and helped them reach their first-ever UEFA Champions League final last season.
However, after a poor run of form this season which saw them drop out of the race for the top four, he was sacked in November and replaced by Jose Mourinho. Since then, he has been linked with a move to Manchester United and Real Madrid.
Meanwhile, in a chat with Sky Sports’ In The Pink podcast, Pochettino revealed his desire to return to the Premier League if the right opportunity came up.
“To be honest, I would love to work in the Premier League,” he said. “It’s going to be difficult, I know, and for now it’s a moment to wait and we’ll see what happens.
“It’s a moment of recovery, to think about yourself a little bit, and to be ready because in football always something can happen and you need to be ready.
“I’m ready and waiting for a new challenge. I have the belief and confidence that the next challenge will be fantastic.”
However, he added that the recurring speculations were nothing more than rumors. Despite how his time at Tottenham Hotspur ended, he remains “very proud about everything I achieved” having been manager “at a pivotal moment for the club” ahead of their move to a new stadium.
“Everything I had to do was very scary in those moments,” he said.
“To destroy White Hart Lane and to build a new stadium, to play at Wembley and Milton Keynes, only football people know how difficult it was to deal with these situations.
“To apply a new philosophy and new ideas was very tough but I feel very proud with the success that we had and to take Tottenham to a different level.
“To play in the Champions League for three or four years and finish above Arsenal many times was a great legacy for us.
“To win a title would be a great reward but for us that is the legacy, to have the club and the stadium at Tottenham. That is more than winning titles.”