Mauricio Pochettino Insists He's 'Ready & Waiting' to Return to Management in the Premier League

​Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino insists he's 'ready and waiting' to return to the Premier League, just three months after his departure from north London.

The 47-year-old is still one of the most highly sought after managers in world football thanks to his five-year spell at Tottenham, helping the club to reach last season's Champions League final before eventually losing to Liverpool.

Manchester United specifically have courted Pochettino for a few seasons in their search for new long-term managers, and although the Argentine is unlikely to be going anywhere until the end of the season, he claims he'd 'love' to return to management in the Premier League.

Mauricio Pochettino

"To be honest, I would love to work in the Premier League," Pochettino told the In The Pink podcast. "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."

A source has told 90min that Pochettino is still hopeful of being approached for the full-time job at Manchester United.

The Argentine has had his eye on taking over at Old Trafford for some time and he was left 'gutted' following United's decision to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on a permanent basis at the end of last season.

Despite leaving an incredible legacy at Tottenham, Pochettino was often criticised for his inability to bring a trophy to north London.


Addressing those claims, the 47-year-old insists the club's new state of the art stadium and building their current squad has had a bigger impact than winning the odd piece of silverware.

"To play in the Champions League for three or four years and finish above Arsenal many times was a great legacy for us," he added.

"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."

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Source : 90min