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Pochettino ‘ready and waiting a new challenge’ and would ‘love’ Premier League return

Mauricio Pochettino admits he would ‘love’ to return to the Premier League with the former Tottenham boss ‘ready and waiting for a new challenge’ in management.

Pochettino is yet to return to management since being sacked at Spurs in November, the Argentine leaving the Tottenham Hotspur stadium less than six months after guiding the club to a maiden Champions League final, his dismissal bringing and end to his five-and-a-half-year stay in north London.

The 47-year-old has since taken time away from the demands of football management as he plots his return to the dugout, though says he is now ready to take up a new challenge with another opportunity in English football at the forefront of his ambitions.

“To be honest, I would love to work in the Premier League,” Pochettino told Sky Sports’ In the Pink Podcast. “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.”

Manchester United have been heavily linked with appointing the Argentine, even though executive vice-chairman has continually pledged his support to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, despite the clubs disappointing campaign.

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