Mauricio Pochettino says he would love for his next job to be back in the Premier League.
Pochettino has been out of work since he was sacked by Tottenham back in November and the Argentine manager has been heavily linked with a future switch to Manchester United, among others.
And speaking to Sky Sports’ In The Pink podcast, the 47-year-old admitted he would be opening to managing another Premier League club soon.
“To be honest, I would love to work in the Premier League,” he 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.”
Pochettino was spotted at Griffin Park watching the Championship clash between Brentford and Leeds on Tuesday evening.
And though his appearance in Hounslow might just set a few tongues wagging, he happily acknowledges that rumours are part and parcel of football.
“I was in Argentina, I was in Qatar, I was in Spain and I have Jesus [Perez, assistant manager to Pochettino at Spurs] who follows the news a little bit but I notice the rumours,” he said.
“All of the coaching staff accept that there are rumours. We deal with rumours naturally.
“The people need natural people, normal people and we don’t say that we are unique with that but we are not actors and we don’t do anything that we don’t believe.”