Tottenham Hotspur’s Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he has a dream to manage the Argentina national team in the future.
Speaking to TV programme Como Te Va in his homeland (via Ole), Spurs’ Head Coach was questioned on a number of topics and the opportunity of managing at the highest level of his country came up as a point of interest.
Indeed, Pochettino revealed he would like to do it in the future and admitted it was an aim of his to do so.
“Managing the national team comes into my dreams to be fulfilled and I have a great mental strength to fulfil my dreams in reality,” he said.
Speculation has always followed Pochettino in recent memory – he has been linked with moves to Manchester United and Real Madrid in the past – so the question of being asked about the Argentina job was always going to be inevitable.
The South American has always been very honest with his approach whilst in management as well (something he has since admitted is the best way to be), which makes his comments about his aspirations for the role, should it ever become available, hardly surprising.
Indeed, it is not hard to see why he has been linked with the role either.
According to data compiled by Transfermarkt, the 47-year-old has overseen 500 matches as a manager to date in spells with Tottenham, Southampton and Espanyol and has since managed to achieve a win percentage of 46.4% (232 victories).
In his 280 games with Spurs, he has managed to win an impressive 156 times and took the club to the Champions League final last season.
As mentioned, it is hardly a surprise that Pochettino has admitted to having dreams to manage Argentina in the future and there would have to be a real possibility that opportunity will be available to him at some point.
However, there is no need for anyone to be getting concerned about that at this present moment in time as the South American admitted he was ‘so happy’ to be at the club (Evening Standard).
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