Tottenham’s Pochettino admits national job temptation

Tottenham’s manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that it would be an hour to be asked to coach the English national team in the future.

The Argentine trainer has made real strides in the Premier League over recent years, firstly building the structure for Southampton to maintain their top0flight status.

Since moving to White Hart Lane, Pochettino has trimmed his playing squad and amassed a young and ambitious unit that looks able to finish in the top four this season.

With the comer Espanyol boss being regarded as one of the most progressive in the Premier League, he was asked if he would consider managing the English national team in the future.

Pochettino reconfirmed his happiness at Tottenham but admitted that being asked to coach the Three Lions would be an honour.

“It is very difficult for me to answer, but you never know what will happen in the future,” The Daily Star quote Pochettino as saying.

“If someone had asked me three or four years ago whether I would work in England, I would have said: ‘Of course not, because I don’t speak English.’

“But then the owner of Southampton called me and said he wanted me to manage their team. Now I am here and speaking English.

“It would be an honour to be asked. But I am happy to keep on working at Tottenham on the project we have here and I am still very young.

“I am always open for the future. But I am very happy here at Tottenham. I enjoy it a lot. The club shares the same philosophy I do.

“We are building something we want to achieve and Tottenham are giving us the opportunity to build this thing.”

Pochettino will need to be careful what he wishes for, as speculation linking Harry Redknapp to the England job effectively ended his tenure as boss at White Hart Lane.