Pochettino ‘ready’ for return amid Man Utd consideration

Mauricio Pochettino is 'ready' for a return to management, according to Guillem Balague.

The Spanish journalist is known to have close links to Pochettino, previously working together on a book.

In an article for Sport , he has now claimed Pochettino is ready to get back to work after being sacked by Tottenham in November, just months after guiding them to the Champions League final.

He says numerous clubs have Pochettino in mind, including Manchester United as they consider their options moving forward.

Pochettino has long been linked with the Red Devils, and it has been suggested he has plenty of admirers on the board as some members consider moving on from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if they miss out on the top four.

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Manchester City are also named as an interested party with their Champions League ban putting Pep Guardiola's future under some doubt.

Elsewhere, there Paris Saint-Germain , Juventus , Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are also said to be thinking about the Argentinian.

But he recently declared his desire to get back to work in the Premier League after recharging his batteries following his Spurs sacking.

"To be honest, I would love to work in the Premier League," he told the In The Pink  podcastlast month.

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"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.”

On potentially moving elsewhere, Pochettino admitted: "If we move to Europe, we are going to miss England."

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