Pochettino played in the Europa League for four seasons as a player, but he never got a crack at the big time and he now wants to do that as a coach.
"To be honest I am not keen on the Europa League,' the Southampton manager told a press conference.
"I think we are all attracted to the Champions League.
"The Europa League is a competition that I don't look forward to because (if you are in it) it kind of means that you haven't been good enough to actually make it in to the Champions League so I think all managers are aiming one step of competing in the Champions League, so it's not a competition that is attractive to me."
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