Tottenham Hotspur’s poor start to the new season ended up costing Mauricio Pochettino his job.
Heading into the November international break, the club found themselves in the unfamiliar position of fourteenth in the Premier League along with having suffered embarrassment in cup competitions at both ends of the footballing spectrum by Bayern Munich and Colchester United.
Pochettino led Spurs to top-four finishes in four of his five seasons in charge, as well as their first Champions League final in the 2018/19 campaign.
Chairman Daniel Levy wasted no time in appointing a successor with serial winner Jose Mourinho confirmed as the club’s new head coach less than twelve hours after Pochettino had headed out of the exit.
Following his dismissal, Pochettino has been spending time back in his native Argentina and is currently in Qatar for the FIFA Club World Cup final between Liverpool and Flamengo, along with his assistant Jesus Perez.
Pochettino has admitted that he has enjoyed being able to catch up with family and friends following the intensity of being a manager, but does not plan on being out of the game for long.
While he still holds Spurs close to his heart, he admits that he would manage another English club.
Pochettino has previously been linked with a move to Manchester United with the Manchester Evening News having claimed that he wants to become the next manager at Old Trafford.
“I tried to enjoy relaxing, tried to recharge the batteries,” Pochettino told The Associated Press.
“This type of thing helps us to again to feel all the energy. We’ll see what happens. I am a person that is always open to listen to people. And of course, we’ll see about the future.
“But at the moment, I only try to get relaxed, spend time with my friends, my family, the things that before were impossible to do. And we’ll see. Football is going to find a way to put us into the race again.”
“In football you never know what can happen in the future. you need to be only free and open to listen and anything can happen,” Pochettino added.
“I am a coach and I would love to be in in the best place that you can.
“Now is a moment to recharge the batteries. The Premier League is one of the best leagues in the world. But it’s not only the Premier League, there are a lot of leagues in the world that can be exciting or a very good challenge.”
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