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Ex-Spurs boss Pochettino: I'm open to offers

Mauricio Pochettino says he'll be ready to return to football after the World Cup.

The former Tottenham boss has been out of work since being sacked by Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season but said he would consider an offer to succeed Gareth Southgate as England manager.

The Argentine, who led Spurs to a Champions League Final, is also open to offers from leading Champions League clubs, preferably in England or Spain.

“After Paris, we decided to wait until after the World Cup," Pochettino told the BBC. “You need time after some experiences and the experience in Paris was tough. A great experience, but a tough experience. Then you need to process every single club. It's a nice time to become stronger.

“It excites me the idea of managing a national team, but the identity of the team is so important: the people, the culture, you need to understand everything. It's the same when you work in a club. It's about creating the culture to compete and to win. But, yes, I am open to listen [to offers].

“A good example is Brazil. You cannot go against the culture of the players. In England, you are brave. You want to fight, to run, to go out and kick someone! It's important to understand [that]."



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