Jan Vertonghen has tipped Mauricio Pochettino for a Premier League return and says English football suits the former Tottenham manager ‘very well’.
Pochettino has been without a club since leaving the north London side in November of last year, his dismissal coming just six months after guiding the club to a first ever Champions League final.
The Argentine has regularly been linked with leading jobs in the year since his departure from Spurs and the club’s former defender, Vertonghen, believes the 48-year-old will be desperate to return to management in the near future, backing Pochettino to take charge of a ‘big team’ in English football.
“I can imagine he’s impatient,” Vertonghen told CBS Soccer’s Que Golazo podcast. “I think the English league suits him very well as he’s a manager that prioritises fitness levels and the physicality of the game.
“I think managing in the Premier League is probably the best thing he can do. He will always want to coach a big team I guess, so you have to look at the biggest teams in the league and there are only two or three you can really look at I think at this point.
“I won’t name them out of respect for the other managers, but I think that’s what he’s looking at as well and he wants that big team to confirm him what he’s been doing with Tottenham and what he did very well.
“If I was him I would be impatient because he really loved his job and you want to continue that.”