Every word Pochettino said on his future and La Liga at TV launch event

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Mauricio Pochettino
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It has been around two months since Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by Daniel Levy and the Spurs board in North London, but he was back in England in front of the media this week.

Pochettino was invited to be a part of the launch of LaLigaTV, a new channel to watch Spanish league football on Sky and Virgin.

Since leaving Spurs, Pochettino has travelled between Argentina, Barcelona, Dubai, Qatar and his current home in England. Jesus Perez and Toni Jiminez were also at the event.

Of course, while everyone was there to talk about the channel launch, talk soon turned to Pochettino and his future, specifically whether he would make a return to La Liga.

Poch managed Espanyol in Spain before making a move to Southampton and then Tottenham in the Premier League.

He claimed that La Liga and the Premier League were the two best leagues in the world, perhaps hinting at his preferred destinations.

After being asked what it would take for him to come back to La Liga, Poch joked and claimed that he did not understand the question, before sharing a laugh with the crowd.

He then said (Football London): “I am now trying to watch a lot of football and spend time with my family. It’s good that I’m free for the next two weeks [to take up the LaLigaTV free for a fortnight offer).

“As for La Liga, I am Argentino, but half Argentino and half Spanish, Catalan. A good mix. For me, I was so lucky to start my career like a manager in Espanyol in Barcelona and then to come here to the Premier League to England, to learn English and different cultures.

“Of course, I am a better person today with more knowledge. I am living a great experience. The Premier League is the Premier League, but I think it’s a great opportunity for the people in the UK to be fans of La Liga and have very close contact.

“Of course football was born here in England but La Liga has amazing football and amazing coaches. Today it’s a reference of players, a reference of coaches and the football in the last 20 years that is shown around the world.

“Like a coach, with Gustavo, we always try to be in the best place. I think England and Spain are the two best leagues in the world.”

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