Pochettino reveals his desire to return to Premier League amidst Man United links

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Dom Le Roy

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may still be in the Manchester United job, but that has not stopped out-of-work Mauricio Pochettino from being linked with the Red Devils position (Mirror).

Pochettino was sacked by Tottenham back in late November, before being replaced almost immediately by serial winner Jose Mourinho.

This tough decision from Daniel Levy may have gone down poorly with some fans, but Mourinho has closed the gap on fourth place in the table from 12 points to just four.

Meanwhile, Pochettino has used his time away from management to recharge and travel, although his trusty friend and assistant Jesus Perez always has his finger on the pulse of any rumours surrounding the Argentine.

Pochettino was seen at the Leeds match last night in the Championship in close proximity to Neil Ashton, a man who has recently been hired as Man United exec vice-chairman Ed Woodward’s new PR man (Daily Mail).

Earlier that same day, Pochettino told Sky Sports’ Natalie Pinkham of his desire to return to the Premier League after a short spell away.

He said: “To be honest, I would love to work in the Premier League. It’s going to be difficult, I know, and for now it’s a moment to wait and we’ll see what happens.

“It’s a moment of recovery, to think about yourself a little bit, and to be ready because in football always something can happen and you need to be ready.

“I’m ready and waiting for a new challenge. I have the belief and confidence that the next challenge will be fantastic.

“I was in Argentina, I was in Qatar, I was in Spain and I have Jesus [Perez, assistant manager to Pochettino at Spurs] who follows the news a little bit but I notice the rumours,” he said.

“All of the coaching staff accept that there are rumours. We deal with rumours naturally.

“The people need natural people, normal people and we don’t say that we are unique with that but we are not actors and we don’t do anything that we don’t believe.

“If we move to Europe. We are going to miss England.”

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