Former Tottenham boss, Mauricio Pochettino says he is “open to listening to projects” in Europe as he plans a return to management.

47-year-old spent five and a half years in Tottenham as the manager. He was sacked last month and Jose Mourinho abruptly replaced him.

“There are a lot of clubs and attractive projects for me to take on.” Said Pochettino

“I intend to return to manage in Europe.”

“But now I need to be calm for a few days and see what happens.”

Pochettino led Tottenham to four successive top-four finishes and last season’s Champions League final which they lost to Liverpool.

However, Pochettino struggled for consistency this season. The club ranked 14 in the Premier League table before his dismissal.

Pochettino has returned to his native Argentina following his exit from the London club. Consequently, he has linked with Arsenal and Bayern Munich.

Arsenal is currently without a manager after Emery’s dismissal. Bayern Munich, on the other hand, have Hansi Flick in interim charge following their dismissal of Niko Kovac.

“For the time being, the most important thing is for me to clear my head after five-and-a-half incredible seasons with Tottenham.” Added Pochettino

“I aim to seek the ability to rebuild myself and get my self-motivation back.”

“But I expect to return to Europe to make decisions on my future. At my age, I don’t need a lot of time to recover. I am open to listening to projects put before me.”