Mauricio Pochettino has said he will look to pursue a return as manager once the World Cup is over.
The Argentine boss is one of the biggest names in management having led Espanyol, Southampton, Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain in his career so far.
After spending 18 months as head coach of the French giants, Pochettino parted ways with PSG at the end of last season despite winning the Ligue 1 title.
Since then, the 50-year-old has been linked with a number of roles including Manchester United and Aston Villa.
But, according to Pochettino, he is happy to be patient for the good work.
Speaking to the BBC, he said: “After Paris we decided to wait until after the World Cup.
“It takes time after a few experiences and the experience in Paris was tough. A great experience, but a difficult experience. Then you have to deal with each club. It’s a good time to get stronger.
“It excites me the idea of leading a national team, but the identity of the team is so important: the people, the culture, you have to understand everything. It’s the same when you work in a club.
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“It’s about creating the culture of competition and winning. But, yes, I’m open to listening [to offers].
“A good example is Brazil. We cannot go against the culture of the players. In England, you are brave. You want to fight, run, go out and kick someone! It is important to understand [that].”
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