Almost a year after being sacked by Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino says he is ready to return to the game.
The Argentine was dismissed by Spurs after nearly five years in charge following a disappointing start to last season and was replaced by Jose Mourinho.
Pochettino has been out of work since but speaking as a guest on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football show, the 48-year-old admitted he was missing life as a football manager.
:speaking_head: - 'I'm always ready to be involved in the game!'- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 2, 2020
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"I always feel ready to be involved in the game again," he said. "I love football, it's my passion, it's my job.
"I am looking for work. I love the game. I'm working and doing things but it's not the same as being involved every single day and sharing with your players and staff. You miss that, that's the reality.
"It's not stressful when you are working. It's not stressful to go into the training ground, to prepare the team, to compete."
Since leaving Spurs, Pochettino has been linked with a host of top jobs, both in England and abroad. In July, he reportedly turned down the opportunity to take the helm at Monaco.
He is also the front runner to take over should Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's struggles at Manchester United continue.
Former Southampton gaffer Pochettino was appointed Spurs boss in May 2014. He soon helped establish the North London outfit as a top-four side and also led them to the 2019 Champions League final.
But he was dismissed with Spurs sitting in 14th place in the Premier League last season.
"We were extremely reluctant to make this change. It is not a decision the board has taken lightly, nor in haste," said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy at the time.
Club statement- Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 19, 2019
"Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing.
"It falls on the board to make the difficult decisions - this one made more so given the many memorable moments we have had with Mauricio and his coaching staff - but we do so in the club's best interests."
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