Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has said that he ‘would love to return’ to Spain amid continued rumours linking him with Real Madrid.
The Spurs manager has long been touted as a future Real Madrid manager, and the current struggles of Los Blancos have only heightened speculation that a move to the Bernabeu could be on the cards.
Having already managed in Spain with Espanyol, the Argentine has admitted that he would love to manage again on the Iberian peninsula.
“My relationship with Spain will always be great and I would love to return one day and oversee a style of football that could win games and excite people,” Pochettino told Spanish television network, RTVE.
“Of course I would come back to Spain, I’m always open to new experiences and projects.”
Speaking about Real Madrid’s interest specifically, Pochettino said that it is positive in the respect that it means he is doing a good job with the North London outfit.
“I take it (Madrid’s interest) as something positive, it means someone has noticed that we are doing something right,” he added.
Pochettino was the early favourite to become the next permanent Manchester United manager, but the Red Devils form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seen the Norwegian overtake him to become the overwhelming favourite among the bookmakers.