Tottenham Hotpsurs manager, Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he’d someday lke to manage his home nation Argentina’s national football team.
Pochettino revealed this in an interview with ESPN Argentina, while discussing his long-term future.
“If I come back to Argentina, I would like to coach Newell’s Old Boys (his first club) or the Argentine national team,” Pochettino told the ESPN Argentina. “In this, I do not change. And then, I don’t know where football will take me.”
The Argentine’s first job as a manager was at Espanyol in 2009, 3 years after he retired as a player at the club.
Albiceleste are not currently playing well in the South American World Cup Qualifiers, but Pochettino revealed his confidence in the team scaling through.
“I watched the match against Brazil and it is clear that we did not play well,” he told ESPN Radio in Argentina. “One hopes that with the level of players we have, that the team can function better and have good results.
“But at the end of the day, I am absolutely confident. I cannot imagine a World Cup without Argentina.”
Talking about his experience in England, Pochettino recalled a dinner with iconic manager Sir Alex Ferguson, adding that he’d like a do-over.
He said: “I would like to have another chance to have dinner with Sir Alex because he is hard to understand, especially with my English. Those were two very enriching hours, because of who he is and what he transmits, such as his energy, his personality and his character.
“These are things I also saw when he was on the sidelines or at a news conference. To know how to reinvent oneself can be done only by people who have enormous talent, as is also the case with Arsene Wenger. You have to recognise that to be in charge for more than 20 years, you have to have special talent.”
Tottenham are currently the only undefeated team in the English Premier League, and Pochettino would surely hope to keep it that way when they take on West Ham this weekend.