Mikel Arteta admits he could manage Paris Saint-Germain someday, but he’s focusing solely on Arsenal for the time being.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta spoke to the French media about a number of topics this week, including his former club Paris Saint-Germain. As a player, Arteta spent a year-and-a-half on loan in the French capital when he was a Barcelona player.
On the subject of potentially managing PSG in the future, the 38-year-old admitted he still has a lot of affection for the club.
“I love Paris, I love Paris,” Arteta told beIN SPORTS FR (via GFFN). “I have very good memories from over there. It was my first club as a professional. The club is always in my heart. You never know but I have a lot of work to do (here at Arsenal).”
It doesn’t seem like there’s an opening at PSG right now anyway. Mauricio Pochettino only signed on as head coach in January, and he has the team back at the top of the table, in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, and the quarter-finals of the Coupe De France having already won the Trophee Des Champions.
Results haven’t always been perfect since Pochettino’s appointment, with defeats to Lorient, Monaco, and Nantes in the last couple of months. But it’s still an impressive start for the former Tottenham Hotspur boss overall.
It would certainly be a surprise to see the club moving on from Pochettino as soon as this summer, regardless of what happens in the remainder of the campaign. So Arteta won’t be making that switch in the near future.