Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that it is a dream of his to manage the England national team.
“If I were to move into international management one day, I’d relish the opportunity to coach the England national team,” Pochettino wrote in his new book, A Brave New World, as quoted by the Sun.
“I’ve heard that I’ve been considered for the job before, but I don’t know if there was any truth in it.
“I’d be reunited with loads of familiar faces: Harry Kane, Danny Rose, Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Adam Lallana.
“Of the last 21 England debutants, 17 have played under me – there’s also the likes of Rickie Lambert, Jay Rodriguez, Calum Chambers, Nathaniel Clyne, Luke Shaw and Ryan Mason,” he added.
“In the last four-and-a-half seasons, 11 regulars in the England squad made their international debuts under my stewardship.
“I remember once telling Adam Lallana how taken aback I was when I first witnessed the mentality of English players up close – their enthusiasm in training, the sparks that fly in 50-50 challenges.
“Lallana himself was once so angry with a decision during a training match that he blew his top and swore at coach Miki D’Agostino,” Pochettino continued. “He subsequently apologised, but I thought to myself, ‘I want guys like that in my team.’