‘You never know’ – Mauricio Pochettino speaks out on the possibility of managing England
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 17, 2022 - 02:43PM
Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by PSG at the end of last season (Photo: Getty)

admits he is open to the idea of managing England in the future as the former Tottenham boss considers his next move.

The 50-year-old has been out of work since getting the sack at Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season following an underwhelming campaign.

He is still a highly-regarded manager thanks to his impressive, albeit trophy less, five-year spell at Spurs, though it seems he is content to wait for the right opportunity rather than rush into a job.

One role that he has been linked to is manager of the English national team, which could become available very soon depending on how ’s side performs at the World Cup, which kicks-off on Sunday.

Pochettino is well-acquainted with many of England’s star players from his time at Tottenham as well as Southampton, having played a key role in the development of Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker and Luke Shaw amongst others.

As such, he rates their chances in Qatar and suggested it would be a team he would like to manage if offered the chance.

‘Their mentality, they are so brave, they are so offensive, they go to provoke the opponent and try to dominate,’ Pochettino told .

Pochettino oversaw the rise of England captain Harry Kane (Photo: Getty)

‘They don’t care about the team that is in front [of them]. They try to deliver their job. I like how they approach the game, and they have very good players.

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‘Of course, my relationship with England has always been very good. We have a very good relationship with the academies, trying to develop young players for the national team.

‘I feel so comfortable here. You never know what happens. I am open to everything.’

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Pochettino had the honour of playing for Argentina at the 2002 World Cup though is perhaps best remembered for his foul on Michael Owen which won England a penalty which David Beckham subsequently and famously converted.

‘I was lucky to be involved,’ he added.

‘You don’t think about anything else, you don’t think about money, you think only to deliver your best, and to try to make the people happy. Because you know very well that your country is behind you.

‘The feeling is completely different from another competition. That is why the players feel so different, playing for the national team, when you are involved in the competition. The World Cup… is different.’


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