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Potential Man Utd manager Mauricio Pochettino ready for return to work

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, watch out.

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Rumoured Manchester United target Mauricio Pochettino has made it clear he is ready to return to the game.

Pochettino was sacked last Autumn by Spurs after a difficult start to their season, only to be replaced by former United manager Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho had left United the year before and was replaced at Old Trafford by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on an interim period. An uptick in form saw Solskjaer given the job permanently and last season he delivered a third place finish.

However, while United have impressed in the Champions League, with wins over French and German brand exercises Paris Saint-Germain and RB Leipzig respectively, their Premier League form has been woeful, with their last match a 1-0 defeat at home to Arsenal.

Speaking to Sky Sports on Monday night, Pochettino admitted he wants to get back to work. Links persist between the former Southampton manager and United.

“I always feel ready to be again involved in the game,” explained Pochettino. “I love football. It’s my passion, it’s not my job.

“It’s not a stress when you are working. It’s not a stress to go to the training ground. It’s not a stress to prepare the game, it’s not a stress to compete

“My hair is getting longer and longer, but I hope to cut it as soon as we start working again.

“I’m looking forward to being involved in the game again. I love the game. In these times it is difficult. We are inside, we are working, doing things.

“But it’s not the same as being involved every single day, to share with your players, with your staff, with the club. I think you always miss that. That’s the reality.”

Pochettino remains in England, saying: “I discovered some amazing people here in this country, an amazing culture.

“My family and I are living an amazing journey in England.”