‘I miss it’ - Mauricio Pochettino has already revealed next job plan in Tottenham boost
Mauricio Pochettino is a leading candidate to return to Tottenham - and he’s already spelled out his plan for a managerial comeback having admitted he “misses” his work in the dugout.
After leaving Paris Saint-Germain in July of last year, the 51-year-old is linked with both the Spurs job and the potential role at Real Madrid should Carlo Ancelotti depart at the end of the season.
The last few months have been spent by Pochettino enjoying family time, including a holiday to Japan which ended just as Antonio Conte’s exit was announced on the weekend, and with the occasional punditry work.
During his time on the BBC at the Qatar World Cup, the Argentine revealed his plan to “wait until after the World Cup” to consider a return to the dugout following his PSG departure.
He said: “Paris was a tough experience, a great experience, but tough, and you need to process every single thing.”
Pochettino has also gone into detail on how he misses being a manager - although he stated that he is determined to be “patient” for the right job to come along.
He told Radio Marca in November of last year: “Football is timing. These are the moments for it to coincide and for that marriage to happen. Sometimes it’s just a matter of time.
“I don’t believe in trains passing only once. I think that sometimes you have to have the necessary patience and you have to know how to wait. The ‘timing’ is handled by football, it is true that my name has always been associated with big clubs.
“I have a lot of respect for professionals and it’s hard for me to sell myself, that’s work for you. That routine that is generated when you are at work is created as a result of the adrenaline of day to day. You miss it.
“Now what we do is get together, Zoom, eat with the family and talk about the great debates that we generate. That is missed. But at the same time we do things that when you are immersed in the battle of work we cannot do. Being with family heals a lot.”