Mauricio Pochettino has opened up on the various offers he has received to return to football since leaving Tottenham and admitted that managing Real Madrid would be his dream job.
It has been almost a year since Spurs parted ways with Pochettino, who was expected to make a swift return to management as his stock was fairly high on the back of guiding the Lilywhites to their first Champions League final in their history.
However, despite being linked with several big jobs over the last few months, the Argentine is still without work.
The Barcelona hot seat was the latest position he was linked with (Evening Standard) before the Catalan giants appointed former player Ronald Koeman.
However, the former Spurs boss has admitted that he did not receive an offer from Barcelona.
Speaking to Marca, he said: “They didn’t offer me to coach Barça. I didn’t see myself with Bartomeu.
“I did eat with Ramon Planes because we have a friendship for many years, since 2009 when he signed for Espanyol.
“Neither PSG, nor Juventus, nor Inter Milan. I did have a call from Benfica and Monaco. I have no need to lie.”
When asked if he would like to manage Real Madrid one day, the 48-year-old responded: “I don’t know if I’ll ever coach Madrid because football takes you, but of course it’s my dream.
“If it’s not the best it’s one of the best clubs in the world. I’m no different, everyone has it on their dream list.”
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I find it extremely surprising that only Monaco and Benfica have approached Pochettino over the last few months. I suspect the Argentine would have had a lot more offers coming his way if the top clubs around Europe were not occupied with the COVID-19 situation. If and when a job opens up at a big club, I expect his name to be on the top of the list of candidates being considered.
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