Pochettino has opened the door to a return to the Premier League, insisting he is refusing to close any doors as he considers his future. He has said he would ‘love to get back in the game’ but is willing to wait a bit for the ‘right project’.
Pochettino has been out of work as a manager since being sacked by Tottenham last November. He was hotly linked with Newcastle during the summer while the Magpies were in the process of an ultimately failed takeover bid, and has been linked with Manchester United.
Real Madrid are another possible option for Pochettino if pressure continues to mount on Zinedine Zidane, with a recent Spanish report naming him as one of the two most viable options for Los Blancos to replace the Frenchman, along with club legend Raul. is placed as one.
Speaking as a guest pundit on Sky Sports, the 48-year-old Argentine said he did not know if his next job would be back in the Premier League but did not rule it out.
“I’m not going to close any doors and I’m waiting to feel what is the right project for us, the right approach to take,” he explained.
“My energy is full. I would love to be in the game but at the same time I need to understand that you need to wait. [for the right moment]. You need to wait for the right plan and for sure football will come who wants football and we need to be open and accept or not.
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Despite nearly 12 months on from Spurs, Pochettino insists it doesn’t feel like he’s been out of the game for a year because of everything that happened in the world during that time and the long break last season. From.
If anything, what football has had to become to survive the coronavirus pandemic makes it feel better about not being involved in recent months.
“I don’t think it’s a year that I’m not working,” he said. “Maybe because of the last seven or eight months. With no fans in the stadium, it feels like it’s not football. We’re watching the same game but it’s not the passion, it’s not the emotion, and He sometimes [consoles] you.”
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