Former Tottenham Hotspur boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has not known what it is like to be out of a job for some time now, after a long five and a half year stint in North London.
Even before he took the Spurs job, Pochettino managed at Southampton in the Premier League, as well as Espanyol shortly before that.
However, just one month after his sacking at the hands of Daniel Levy, Pochettino has been enjoying his time away from football management.
The former-Spurs man has revealed that he went back to Argentina for the first time in seven years, as well as visiting both London and Qatar, leaving him little time to dwell.
Pochettino claims he has liked the time off as it has given him a break from thinking about the next match on the calendar.
The Argentine is taking this time to recharge his batteries before a managerial return, but claims that he still looks back on his time at Tottenham fondly.
Pochettino said (Mirror): “To be honest, after a few days I went to Argentina, spent a very nice time with my parents after seven years away, with my family and friends.
“I was at Newell’s Old Boys, I saw Diego Maradona, it was a very intense ten days. I was in London, now in Qatar, there was no time to think too much.
“But I am enjoying it a lot because when you are in football you are so focused, thinking 24 hours a day and sometimes it’s difficult to stop just thinking about the next game, preparing everything.
“After five and a half years in Tottenham, it’s a weird time for us but, at the same time, I’m very relaxed but I’m also happy when I look back.
“But in life, you need to move on, in football you can do that quicker than in life. I need to recharge the batteries and be ready if an offer arrives and of course open to listen.
“First of all, I’m very surprised by the weather. I’ve listened before to people saying it would be difficult, so hot, but it’s amazing. It’s 24 or 25 during the day, at night 17 or 18, it’s perfect weather to play football and I think the players, coaches and staff will be very surprised.
“I think it’s going to all be in place in three years’ time for the World Cup. You can feel it’s the right time to do the World Cup here.”
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