Pochettino hints at Spurs stay amidst Man United rumours

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have been made to endure countless rumours surrounding the future of their manager Mauricio Pochettino this week.

Ever since Manchester United sacked Jose Mourinho, the mainstream media have lined up Poch to be his permanent successor (Express).

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been named interim manager until the end of the season, but it has yet to be confirmed whether he will lead the club after the summer.

However frustrating these links may be, it does not seem to have affected the minds of the players, who went out and thumped Everton 6-2 away from home yesterday.

Pochettino also said something before the match that may indicate his immediate future lies at the North London club.

The Argentine boss mentioned his four and a half years at the club so far, and how much they have achieved in that time.

He then went on, unprompted, to mention the fact that he still has four and a half years left on his contract, implying that he intends to at least see it out.

Poch said (SkySports): “We are going to have one of the best facilities in the world, the training ground with the new stadium.

“On the football side, all that we are building here will be in the same level. When you add and mix it all together it is going to be the time to win titles and deliver what the people expect.

“We still have not won a trophy, but I think we have won more than that, because after four and a half years’ work together, to have a contract for another four and a half years is a massive achievement in the current climate. To create that is a massive achievement for us.

“The platform that we have created here in Tottenham is the most important, the platform we created between all the coaching staff – in the academy and the first team. The platform we created is more important than one person.

“It’s a very dynamic situation, football is so dynamic. The platform always improves players and the team. That platform is always changing because you always have to improve in football, you are learning in the same process.

“That is important for the club to sustain and maintain the ideas in the way that you work.”

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  1. Yet, still MoPo does NOT come out and state that he is NOT interested!

    He should ask Harry Redknapp how that attitude worked for him with speculation around him getting the England managers job while he was the Spurs manager.


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