Poch: I would quit if Spurs fans turned against me

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Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he would not overstay his welcome at Tottenham Hotspur and would quit if the fans turned against him.

While the relationship between near neighbours Arsenal and their manager in their turmoil, the relationship between Pochettino and our fans is water tight.

Today, the boss will be looking for his side to continue their unbeaten start to 2018 when Huddersfield Town are the visitors to Wembley.

Personally, I couldn’t think of any other person I would like to manage our club.  I hope that Poch will still be in charge of us in 20 year’s time.

“If your own fans didn’t want you, there is no point to carry on working because you are going to damage first of all your company, your club,” said Pochettino ahead of today’s clash with Huddersfield Town.

“They are important, the fans, and at some point, you need to go away because the club is always more important than any person.

“And if I am the point that creates problems between all levels of the club, I prefer to go away.

“For me, football is not a drama, it is a joy,” he continued. “The most quiet I am is when we are going to compete. Of course, there is a lot of drama out of football. But football cannot be a drama. You win or lose. You are responsible and you are professional, but no drama.”

“Football means joy, happiness and I want to enjoy doing my job and enjoy helping people to achieve their dream and it cannot be a drama.

“The first is to provide for your family a good life,” Pochettino added. “I like things to do outside football, but my passion is 100 per cent football. If it absorbs my life and all my family are behind me, supporting me, football cannot be a drama for me or for my family.

“When I started my career as a manager I was 36, I said [to myself], ‘I will be a manager and my limit is 50’. But now, I don’t know. I don’t know if I will be longer like Roy [Hodgson] or [Alex] Ferguson or Wenger, or maybe I will stop before.”

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  1. Loving the the massive toe punt in the direction of Woolwich. Woolwich is nothing but a soap opera and Wenger is the star of the show. Hopefully he remains and the footballing world can carry on being entertained. TV gold. COYS!

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