Poch reveals what he told Daniel Levy at first meeting

Date published: Tuesday 17th October 2017 8:35

Mauricio Pochettino has expressed his willingness to “stay 10 or 15 years” at Tottenham.

Pochettino was appointed manager of the club in the summer of 2014, and has overseen the most prosperous period in the club’s recent history.

They have yet to win a trophy under the Argentinean’s leadership, but have secured third and second place finishes in the Premier League in the last two seasons – both record Premier League highs for the club.

Pochettino has been courted by many sides, including Paris Saint-Germain and even Manchester United at one stage, but he has plead his loyalty to the Tottenham cause.

“We have arrived, observed, tried to empathise with the people and to create something together, so that it is not our philosophy but one formed by the two parties,” he told AS. “But the results rule. Tottenham was a sleeping giant, I just said that to president Daniel Levy.

“But with everything he has built in 18 years, in six, seven or eight months, when the new stadium is ready, it’s going to be a completely different club than it was historically. It is a pride to be part of this vision.”

In his press conference on Monday, the Tottenham manager was asked whether he could one day see himself managing either Real Madrid or Barcelona.

“I could not train Barcelona – it’s impossible,” he responded.

“I am very happy in Tottenham. I would love to stay 10 or 15 years here. It’s always up to the owner or chairman to decide if you’re a manager for a short time or long period. If he wants, I would like to sign that contract.”

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