Mauricio Pochettino has said his long-term future at the club is out of his hands and it is up to chairman Daniel Levy whether he signs a new contract.
Pochettino raised a few eyebrows following our FA Cup semi-final defeat by Manchester United last weekend when he suggested we needed more time to achieve success, “with me or another (manager)”.
The popular Argentine has three years remaining on his current contract, however according to Sky Sports he remained coy when asked about the prospect of committing to a new deal at Hotspur Way .
He said: “Am I going to sign? It’s a question for Daniel. I am not (Arsene) Wenger or (Sir Alex) Ferguson who decides about their own future. I decide only about the starting XI in this football club.That is up to Daniel, does he want to offer or not? I am a person who is never going to ask to improve my salary or extend my contract, or anything like this.”
The article goes on to say that Pochettino again repeated his line about the club needing to progress “with him or another”.He said: “The most important thing now is that project. We need to keep pushing. Of course we are frustrated about bad results. But we cannot change because the club cannot change.
He added: “It cannot go: “OK, that is the project in Tottenham and now we are going to do the same that Manchester United are doing now.” That is not a point to discuss.
Tottenham needed when we arrived here to have a clear idea about discipline, rules, principles, a project to develop, to use young players, and that was how we created this project all together.Whether it is me or another, that is the right project to keep pushing, don’t be disappointed if we still don’t win a trophy.”
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