Mauricio Pochettino has spoken for the first time to the media since being sacked as head coach of Tottenham Hotspur.
The 47-year-old has returned to his native Argentina and was spotted visiting his old side Newell’s Old Boys where he was presented with a shirt featuring his name on the back.
Pochettino was dismissed by Daniel Levy late last month after five and a half years in charge of the North London club.
A poor start to the season had seen Spurs drop to fourteenth place in the Premier League table heading into the recent international break while also suffering embarrassment in cup competitions at the hands of Bayern Munich and Colchester United.
He was replaced less than twelve hours later by former Chelsea and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who has guided the team to three successive victories.
Pochettino revealed that after half a decade in charge at Tottenham he needed to clear his head following the sacking but is already open to a return to management in Europe, whilst also not ruling out a job in Argentina for the suitability of his family.
If Pochettino decided to take up a managerial role with a Premier League rival this season, he would be liable to pay his £12.5million compensation package back to Tottenham (The Sun).
He told Fox Sports 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.
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