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The former Tottenham boss would welcome the chance to join with a six-time Ballon d’Or back in the club that place them both on paths to stardom.

Mauricio Pochettino would welcome the chance to work with Lionel Messi in Newell’s Old Boys, with both guys eager to go back to their roots at some point.

Two notable Argentines have gone on to enjoy substantial success a long way in their homeland.

Neither, however, has forgotten their origins, with Newell’s having represented the first port of call for both.

Pochettino started his career with the Rosario-based club, whilst Messi enjoyed a spell within the club’s youth system prior to being absorbed into the famed La Masia academy in Barcelona.

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner has made no secret of the fact he would love to produce a competitive appearance for Newell’s before hanging up his boots.

If the decision is taken to head home, then it might be that coaching opportunities are also adopted by Messi.

Whatever happens, Pochettino has made it very clear that he’s prepared to answer the telephone and form a potential dream team.

The prior Tottenham boss, who stays out of work since parting company with the Premier League side in November 2019, told Radio del Plata: “I need to return to Newell’s with Messi.

“I could still wait, [for a chance ] and the best [possible situation ] would be in 10 years with Messi.”

For the time being, Messi’s focus stays locked on occasions in Barcelona.

He’s seen questions asked of his potential, after the show of an exit clause in his contract, but the Blaugrana are happy to agree to new terms with their talismanic captain.

On an international stage, Messi is expected to remain a part of this Argentina setup through into the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Pochettino states that occasion remains”a massive target for Messi and for the team.”

A man who made 20 caps to the Albiceleste in his playing days added on the desire to find an all-time good get his hands on one of few honours to have eluded him: “I hope he arrives in an excellent moment. Age provides him [this].

“His presence will be a recognition of this creation that deserved something more. Argentina will arrive nicely [equipped] to fight for the World Cup.”

Messi is yet to savour a senior global triumph with his nation, with final heartache having been endured at three Copa America occasions and the 2014 World Cup.