Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that it would be a “dream” to return to Paris Saint-Germain as coach one day.
The Argentine tactician spent two years in the French capital as a player, but has since gone on to develop into one of the most promising managers in European football.
Having built on his work at Southampton by guiding Spurs to a Premier League title bid this season, it is no surprise that he would attract the attention of some of the biggest clubs around Europe.
Speaking to French radio station RMC, as noted by the Evening Standard, he has now revealed that PSG would perhaps be near the top of the list of future jobs that he would be interested in.
“I have always said that one day it would be a pleasure to manage a big club like Paris. It’s part of my dreams.
“I try to watch all of their games, especially in the Champions League and sometimes I speak with [PSG assistant coach] Jean-Louis Gasset.”
“Return to Paris one day, why not?”
While that shouldn’t be an immediate cause for concern for Tottenham fans given that Pochettino essentially has plenty of unfinished business at White Hart Lane, it does ring alarm bells about his long-term future at the club.
PSG have continued to dominate domestically in recent years under Laurent Blanc, but the Frenchman’s failures in the Champions League could see the club hierarchy eventually lose patience with him.
Having been eliminated from Europe’s premier competition at the quarter-final stages the last four years, Blanc will have to find a way to get over the hurdle sooner rather than later, or his job could come under further threat.
With Pochettino now admitting that a return to Paris would appeal to him, it remains to be seen how long it takes before the right circumstances present themselves for him to make the switch, or at the very least when the Parisian giants apply the pressure and make it clear that they want to prise him away from north London.