Pochettino ‘Would Love’ To Return To The Premier League
Former Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino has admitted he would love to return to the Premier League.
Pochettino joined Tottenham in 2014 after a year-and-a-half with another Premier League outfit Southampton.
Though he could not win any trophy during his time in North London, the Argentine coach guided Spurs to their first ever Champions League final where they eventually lost to Liverpool.
However, following a poor start to the season, the former Espanyol manager was sacked and replaced by Jose Mourinho.
Pochettino has spent almost three months away from the game, but insists he is ready to take up another challenge.
Speaking to Sky Sports’ In The Pink podcast, the 47-year-old has revealed he would not mind returning to the Premier League.
“I would love to work in the Premier League,” the Argentine said.
“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.”
Despite a porous end to his tenure at Tottenham Hotspur, Pochettino said he is proud of managing the Lilywhites.
“Very proud about everything I achieved, at a pivotal moment for the club before their stadium development,”
“Everything I had to do was very scary in those moments.”
“To destroy White Hart Lane and to build a new stadium, to play at Wembley and Milton Keynes, only football people know how difficult it was to deal with these situations.”
“To apply a new philosophy and new ideas was very tough but I feel very proud with the success we had and to take Tottenham to a different level.”
“To play in the Champions League for three or four years and finish above Arsenal many times was a great legacy for us.
“To win a title would be a great reward but for us that is the legacy, to have the club and the stadium at Tottenham. That is more than winning titles.”