‘I am open to listen to projects put before me’: Mauricio Pochettino hints at quick return to management as sacked Tottenham boss eyes up top European clubs as he speaks for first time since taking break in Argentina
- Mauricio Pochettino has hinted he could make a swift return to management
- Pochettino was sacked by Tottenham and replaced by Jose Mourinho last month
- He has been linked with Manchester United, Arsenal and Bayern jobs recently
- The 47-year-old admitted he is open to listening to any projects put before him
Mauricio Pochettino has hinted he could be interested in a quick return to management following his departure from Tottenham, admitting he is ‘open’ to listening to any projects put to him.
Pochettino was sacked by Tottenham last month after a dreadful run of form that left them in 14th place – 11 points adrift of the Champions League places.
He was quickly replaced by Jose Mourinho, who has won all three of his games in charge, while Pochettino has returned to his native Argentina to unwind.
Mauricio Pochettino has hinted he could be interested in a quick return to management
The 47-year-old has been linked with a sensational return to north London following the dismissal of Unai Emery at Arsenal while he is also being talked about as the next manager at Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.
Speaking about his next job, Pochettino told Fox Sports in Argentina: ‘There are a lot of clubs and attractive projects for me to take on.
‘But, for the time being, the most important thing is for me to clear my head after five-and-a-half incredible seasons with Tottenham.
‘My aim is to seek the ability to rebuild myself and get my self-motivation back.
‘It is my intention to return to manage in Europe. It is hard for me to imagine a project in Argentina. However for the sake of my family, I would not refuse to work over here.
‘But now I need to be calm for a few days and see what happens. I haven’t had a lot of time to digest what has happened with me.
‘My first decision was to come back to Argentina, return to my home and see family and friends. But I expect to return to Europe to make decisions on my future.
‘My best decision was to come to Argentina to switch off for 10 days.
‘At my age I don’t need a lot of time to recover. I am open to listen to projects put before me.’
More to follow.