Mauricio Pochettino is awaiting a new job after he was fired from his post in Tottenham in November. While waiting for his chance, the Argentine recognized that he saw himself in 2013 replacing José Mourinho in Real Madrid .
"I always thought that I would replace Mourinho in Madrid . I would see Mourinho in Madrid and I said to him: 'Maybe one day take your place at Real Madrid '. But look how life changes. Now he is the one who has taken my position at Tottenham . Incredible, eh? " to which the Portuguese now directs the Spurs .
And he added: "I am happy that he has replaced me. I am happy that I left the club the way I left it, with the best facilities in the world, I am sure he is very grateful for the way we help build a club that is now his club. "
Furthermore, in the interview with The Guardian, Pochettino said that his relationship with Mourinho was very good. "He gave me a very good bottle of French red wine for me and two uniforms from Real Madrid . José said to me: 'They are for your children to use from now on' We have had a good relationship since then, "he said.
Meanwhile, the Argentine warned that he would like to direct again. "I am very open to expect the seduction of a project instead of the country. It is about the club and, of course, the people, the human dimension. I still think that the Premier League is the best league in the world. world. It is one of the options and, of course, it may be my priority, but I am not closed to move to a different country. At the moment, my idea is to stay here, live in London me and my family. It will be difficult (getting a job in another country), but not impossible, "he added.