Mauricio Pochettino revealed his plans to get back into management to Gary Lineker on punditry duty for the BBC at the World Cup.
Pochettino has been out of a job since leaving Paris Saint-Germain in the summer and the Argentine says he will wait until after the World Cup to decide what he will do next.
“I am still so young!” Pochettino told Lineker on the BBC.
“After Paris we decide to wait until after the World Cup,” Pochettino added. “Paris was a tough experience, a great experience, but tough, and you need to process every single thing (when making a decision).”
Earlier this month, the former Spurs boss was asked why he was overlooked to take over from Ralf Rangnick at Manchester United and believes it was simply a “matter of time”.
“Soccer is timing,” Pochettino said. “These are the moments for it to coincide and for that marriage to happen. Sometimes it’s just a matter of time.
“I don’t believe in trains passing only once. I think that sometimes you have to have the necessary patience and you have to know how to wait. The ‘timing’ is handled by football, it is true that my name has always been associated with big clubs.”
Pochettino did admit that he misses the day-to-day of management, but is also enjoying time away from the training ground and touchline to spend time wih his family.
“I have a lot of respect for professionals and it’s hard for me to sell myself, that’s work for you. That routine that is generated when you are at work is created as a result of the adrenaline of day to day. You miss it.
“Now what we do is get together, zoom, eat with the family and talk about the great debates that we generate. That is missed. But at the same time we do things that when you are immersed in the battle of work we cannot do. Being with family heals a lot.”