Mauricio Pochettino insists he is ready for managerial return amid Man Utd links

Mauricio Pochettino says he is ready to return to management – piling further pressure on Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Pochettino, sacked by Tottenham a year ago, said he is ready to take on a new challenge – with the 48-year-old firmly in the frame for the Old Trafford job.

Solskjaer finds himself under pressure after taking just seven points from a possible 18 this season, with United languishing down in 15 place in the Premier League.

United have picked up a solitary point at Old Trafford this season, three defeats and a draw making Solskjaer’s position increasingly uncertain, with Pochettino ready and willing to step in.

Mauricio Pochettino has been regularly linked with the Man Utd job

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“I always feel ready to be again involved in the game,” said 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.

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“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, speaking on Sky Sports, added: “I discovered some amazing people here in this country, an amazing culture.

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

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