Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he is open to taking over as England manager after the World Cup in Qatar.

Pochettino has been out of work since leaving Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season and the former Spurs boss was mooted as a target for Aston Villa before they appointed Unai Emery.

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In fact, 90 min even claimed last month that the reason the Argentine was reluctant to take over at Villa Park was that he was eyeing the Spurs job, believing that it could open up soon.

Pochettino has now thrown his hat into the ring for the England job just three days before the Three Lions get their World Cup campaign underway.

When asked if he would be interested in the job, the 50-year-old told The Athletic: “Of course, my relationship with England has always been very good. 

“We have a very good relationship with the academies, trying to develop young players for the national team. I feel so comfortable here. You never know what happens. I am open to everything.”

According to The Telegraph, Gareth Southgate’s future could be in doubt if England fail to live up to expectations in Qatar. The report reveals that former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is also open to replacing Southgate after the World Cup. 

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Pochettino taking over as England boss would be the perfect scenario for Spurs as it opens the door for the Argentine to return to North London when Antonio Conte eventually departs the club. 

The 50-year-old would be the right fit for England as he would be able to bring the best out of the young talent in the squad and would play a more attacking brand of football than we have seen under Gareth Southgate.

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