'Jump at the chance' - Exclusive: Pochettino speaks out on Newcastle job, Robinson reacts
Paul Robinson has claimed Mauricio Pochettino “would jump at the chance” to get back into management as uncertainty remains over Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United future.
The former England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, expects the 48-year-old to be ready to take on a new project six months after his sacking from Spurs.
Pochettino opened the door to replacing Bruce at St. James’ Park when speaking to Sky Sports last week.
The Argentinian insisted he would not be against managing outside the Premier League top-six and would be keen to manage in England again.
Football Insider revealed that the prospective new owners on Tyneside will first look to appoint a “world-beater” manager and a director of football once a takeover is complete.
When asked by Football Insider if Pochettino’s comments hinted at his openness to managing the Magpies, Robinson said: “If the right job came up he would definitely jump at the chance.
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“He has had a break now and with the coronavirus it has probably been an elongated break.
“I do not think he foresaw his sacking at Spurs. He will have recharged his batteries and he will be more than ready to step back into management.
“Should the right job be offered to him, I can see him taking it. Whether it is in this country or on the continent.
“The thing is there are no jobs, no manager is getting the sack because they have not lost in two months!”
When asked about the possibility of managing Newcastle, Pochettino said: “You need to respect all the clubs. Every season clubs have ambition to be top six or top four. I don’t think you can underestimate any club.”
Forbes magazine reported last week that the £300million takeover of the club has been approved by the Premier League.
In other Newcastle United news, it can be REVEALED that 23-year-old is unlikely to play for the club again after exit talks.