Mauricio Pochettino has stated that he would be open to managing a Premier League club outside the top six and is eager to return to management either in England or abroad. Mauricio Pochettino, who left Tottenham last November, is a target for Newcastle and was also linked with a host of other club jobs across Europe during his time at Spurs.
It was under Pochettino that Tottenham Hotspur qualified for the final of the prestigious UEFA Champions League final. Although they lost the final to Liverpool, Hotspur had a dream run until the final, especially the way in which they turned around things in the semi-final against Ajax.
Mauricio Pochettino has now opened up on his managerial return and as to where would he like to forlong his dream run.
Mauricio Pochettino Opens Up On His Return To The Premier League
“I love England,” Pochettino told Sky Sports News. “My idea is to keep living in London but at the same time, I am open to different countries, to listen and see what happens,” he added.
“I am ready and we are a much better coaching staff now. We have learnt a lot from our experiences at Espanyol, Southampton and Tottenham. We have a lot to provide to the people that will trust in us in the future,” Mauricio Pochettino further said.
Mauricio Pochettino Clarifies His Expectations Going Ahead In His Managerial Career
Asked about Newcastle, and what are the key factors he is looking for in his next project, Pochettino was clear, adding: “I need to behave in the way that I did on my first day as a coach. There are two things that are most important – one is the people, the fans that are behind every club. That is the structure that keeps alive all the companies that provide the entertainment that is football. The other is the ideas of the clubs.”
“Every single club and company have different cultures, different philosophies, different ways of working. They all have different plans for success. To be successful at one club you need to win the Champions League or Premier League, but for others, it is 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 cut the gap to the top four,” he further said.