Mauricio Pochettino left his Tottenham gardening license with the message & # 39; come and woo me & # 39; Newcastle – or any other club that wants a new coach. Speaking for the first time since he was fired by Tottenham in November, the Argentine insists his "tank is completely full".
"We are very receptive to listening to everyone, because all the conversations we can learn and maybe we can see a motivation to follow them," he said.
Spurs President Daniel Levy effectively forced him to take a six-month break by insisting on a gardening permit clause as part of the Pochettino deal.
This expired on Tuesday.
Now, with many Newcastle fans expecting him to be at the top of the recruitment list if the Saudi Arabian-backed acquisition of the club passes, Pochettino says he is looking for the "right project to put on the table".
"After six months, our tanks are completely full," he said.
“I tried with my coaching team to analyze through Zoom everything we've done in the last seven years, because we've never had a break until now.
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“Football is very dynamic and you need to be ready for the moment when the offer appears, the new chapter in your professional life.
“You always dream of the perfect club. The perfect project. But it is difficult to find out what that is until the project is on the table. "
Last summer, Pochettino was linked to Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United – traditionally the biggest clubs in the world.
Interestingly, with rumors that Newcastle's new owners are ready to invest millions in the club, the 48-year-old thinks the football scene will be very different after the pandemic.
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"Today we are going to live a completely different era in football that we need to discover," said the Argentine. "It is difficult to know which project will be the right project.
“We are a coaching team open to listening to all projects, all people.
“We are learning and sharing ideas. You never know when it will be the motivation or inspiration to say, "Oh, they are the right people and you want to be with them or their club".