sport news Mauricio Pochettino will be in hot demand after ruling out a sabbatical

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Having looked like a man exhausted by the pressures of managerial life during the early weeks of the season at Tottenham, it appears Mauricio Pochettino is raring to get going again.

Five-and-a-half years in one job is pretty extraordinary longevity in football there days and so the Argentine would have been forgiven for wanting to take a sabbatical until next summer.

But having enjoyed the green green grass of home for a few days, Pochettino said: 'My best decision was to come to Argentina to switch off for 10 days.

Mauricio Pochettino has much to ponder after hinting that he won't be taking a sabbatical and will consider 'projects' that are placed in front of him in the next few weeks

Mauricio Pochettino has much to ponder after hinting that he won't be taking a sabbatical and will consider 'projects' that are placed in front of him in the next few weeks

Pochettino, speaking during a return to his Argentine homelands, has hinted at a quick return

Pochettino, speaking during a return to his Argentine homelands, has hinted at a quick return 

'At my age I don't need a lot of time to recover. I am open to listen to projects put before me.'

So it seems pretty clear Poch won't be having a proper break like Pep Guardiola did between his jobs at Barcelona and Bayern Munich, living in an apartment on Manhattan's Upper West Side, studying German and playing chess with Garry Kasparov.

Nor will he do as his successor at Tottenham, Jose Mourinho - keeping in the public eye by lobbing brickbats at all and sundry from the studios of BeIN Sports and Sky.

Yes, we can expect to see Pochettino, 47, back in the game soon and something suggests he won't be short of 'projects' to ponder.

The managerial tectonic plates at the Premier League and Europe's foremost clubs are shifting at the moment.

Pochettino was sacked by Tottenham last month after a disappointing start to the season

Pochettino was sacked by Tottenham last month after a disappointing start to the season

Pochettino has taken his time away from management to visit Newell's Old Boys

Pochettino has taken his time away from management to visit Newell's Old Boys

Pochettino spent five years as a player at the club before moving to Europe in 1994

Pochettino spent five years as a player at the club before moving to Europe in 1994

Where next for Poch? 

Bayern Munich 23/25

39/20

13/2

Arsenal 10/1

PSG 18/1

Barcelona 18/1

Courtesy of Marathonbet 

Bayern Munich and Arsenal are without a permanent manager right now, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at must be spooked by the sudden availability of such a talented manager in the market and even Zinedine Zidane at isn't looking as secure as he was a fortnight ago.

It's no surprise that that quartet of football Behemoths are attracting the shortest odds when it comes to Pochettino's next destination.

One thing is for certain - Pochettino is going to be making a step up from Tottenham when he signs his next contract and that's with all due respect to last season's Champions League finalists.

So who offers the coziest fit for an ambitious and still relatively young manager with an already glowing CV, unrivalled emotional intelligence and modern tactical ideas?

Let's start with Bayern, who have been without a manager since they sacked Niko Kovac last month following an inconsistent start to the season.

Hansi Flick has taken over in an interim capacity, quite possibly until the end of the season, and had been successful until they lost at home to Bayer Leverkusen over the weekend.

Bayern sit fourth in the Bundesliga table at the moment, four points off top, and it's a wholly uncomfortable situation for a club used to being about 10 points clear by now.

Hansi Flick has taken interim charge of Bayern Munich, but they could move for Pochettino

Hansi Flick has taken interim charge of Bayern Munich, but they could move for Pochettino

Flick is no Jupp Heynckes, their usual go-to man in an emergency who could typically ensure they won the Bundesliga title... and maybe even the Champions League as well.

Pochettino's sacking by Spurs has changed the dynamic for Flick, who doubtless believed he'd get the remainder of the season to impress.

Bayern certainly aren't a team to make knee-jerk decisions but they know as well as anyone that Pochettino will just be snapped up by someone else if they don't act quickly.

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