Former Paris Saint-Germain Mauricio Pochettino has not found a new job since his sacking in the summer by the French giants. The Argentine manager had been linked to the Aston Villa job, but that position went to Unai Emery.
With no club openings and many national teams are ready to turn the page and look toward the 2026 FIFA World Cup that will be held in North America. Pochettino has been in Qatar and perhaps being around the tournament has made him catch an international football itch.
In an interview with Sky Sports, the 50-year-old stated that although managing a national team wasn’t in the cards in the past; he now feels more open to the challenge than in previous years.
“At the moment, it wasn’t under my consideration to go [coach international football],” Pochettino said. “But now I think yes, I am open. Why not? Yes, of course. We are still young, full of energy, day by day.
“I like the adrenaline to train, to be involved. Maybe the national team is a different job. But yes, why not? If it’s not next, maybe in the future.”
Mauricio Pochettino says he is "open" to a managerial return with a national team. ⏳ pic.twitter.com/qZvqOMllum
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Should no club job come calling, a federation could make an offer to Pochettino and if the situation is right for him and his family, he may take the position to get back into football.