Mauricio Pochettino during Tottenham vs Barcelona

How Mauricio Pochettino reacted to Real Madrid links

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed he is keen to eventually return to Spain to manage.

Links to Real Madrid continue to rumble on and could intensify with Santiago Solari on the brink of the sack.

However, the Argentine spoke about how the links are positive and show he is doing his job well in north London.

Pochettino: “You’re always open to new projects”

BARCELONA, SPAIN – DECEMBER 11: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur applauds the travelling fans after the UEFA Champions League Group B match between FC Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur at Camp Nou on December 11, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

The 47-year-old has admitted that he is open to returning to Spain eventually to start a new project in management.

The hot seat at the Santiago Bernabeu is set to become available, however, Pochettino is unlikely to take the job anytime soon.

A huge rebuilding job would be required with the 13-time European champions, with their era of dominance seemingly over.

But, that doesn’t rule Pochettino out of being at the helm of Los Blancos in the future.

Pochettino told RTVE:

“Would I go back to Spanish football? Of course, yes, you’re always open to new projects.

“Santiago and I were partners but I have respect and I know very well what is cooked here.”

Speaking about the links to Madrid, he added:

“Someone sees that we are doing the job well.”

Pochettino’s current project returning home

Tottenham Hotspur have this evening finally confirmed that the club’s first game at the new stadium will take place early next month.

Either Crystal Palace or Brighton and Hove Albion will be the opponents, depending upon the Seagulls’ progress in the FA Cup.

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