Published: Mon, December 02, 2019
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Mauricio Pochettino hints at quick return to management after Tottenham exit

Mauricio Pochettino hints at quick return to management after Tottenham exit

"I think he played three phenomenal matches since I arrived".

When Jose Mourinho was appointed Tottenham Hotspur head coach, it felt safe to assume that he would follow the pattern that broadly defined his spells at Chelsea and Manchester United: caution on the pitch, carnage off it.

But Arsenal bosses are now actively pursuing a new manager, having put Freddie Ljungberg in interim charge following Unai Emery's dismissal on Friday.

Former Spurs boss Pochettino switched between formations towards the end of his stint in north London, with Christian Eriksen - who is running down his contract with the club - starting seven Premier League games so far this season, much to the confusion of Tottenham supporters.

"My aim is to seek the ability to rebuild myself and get my self-motivation back".

Mourinho will now start to prepare for a return to Manchester United and a clash at Old Trafford against his former employers on Wednesday night in the Premier League, nearly a year after he was sacked by the Red Devils.

"He always scored goals, but he has worked so hard on his game and improved physically, he has got a great strike with both feet, he can drop deep, his range of passing - he is the complete centre forward for me".


"I felt the boys felt a bit exhausted after playing a high-intensity game, but we had the chance to score the fourth goals, but then in the Premier League the game is always alive". I haven't had a lot of time to digest what has happened with me.

However, Spurs' championship spirit irredeemably diminished following an alleged deluge of internal crisis that has seen the club take a drive back to their inglorious days.

"I expect to return to Europe to make decisions on my future".

However, in the meantime, Mourinho continued to enthuse over his midfield playmaker, adding: "Dele, I don't need to speak about".

The Argentine has also been linked with a move to Bayern Munich, where he is greatly admired following his work at Spurs.

Despite their admiration for Pochettino, it's believed club bosses have Ajax's Erik ten Hag as their No.1 target, and are willing to wait to land the Dutchman.

The Bavarians now have Hansi Flick in caretaker charge following the sacking of Niko Kovac last month.

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