Mauricio Pochettino lifts the lid on his relationship with Daniel Levy

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has given an insight into his relationship with chairman Daniel Levy.

The newspaper columns have been dominated in recent days by the media’s obsession with linking Pochettino with the Manchester United job.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash against Everton at Goodison Park, Pochettino has revealed that his relationship with Levy is healthy and sees both parties have to compromise with their decisions.

The pair have now worked together for four and a half years, after Levy recruited Pochettino from Southampton to take over from Tim Sherwood and has transformed the fortunes of the side on the pitch.

Pochettino has guided Tottenham to three Champions League campaigns in his time at the club and is now looking to take the club to the next level.

While Levy is an astute businessman and Pochettino has vast footballing knowledge, it leads to the pair having a difference of opinion due to finances. However, he insists that the pair have a productive relationship.

He told Sky Sports: “I speak to him a lot, we talk a lot, we have very good communication,”

“We don’t always agree but, of course, that is normal.

“He is a person with a lot of experience managing this type of project and we are football people trying to advise on the decision on football.

“That means sometimes we agree and sometimes we don’t agree. But after, when the decision is made, we are so strong in the delivery of it which shows it is best for the club.

“Many, many things happen in a football club, we are in contact nearly every day. On one side I listen more and agree with him, on another side he must agree with me in some decisions.

“But, always, we try to reach a compromise. He has one view, we have another. We are on different levels, of course he is my boss and then I need to respect him.

“At some point I need to convince him but when he wants to do something, because he’s the boss, he doesn’t need to convince me.

“Sometimes it looks like the board and the chairman are the worst enemy of the manager and the coaching staff, the football versus the financial side.

“But the relationship is good and we always try to make the best decision for the club.”

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