Recent speculation had suggested that Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino would leave the club if his side were to win the upcoming UEFA Champions League final on June 1st. (Independent).
However, to the delight of Spurs fans, Pochettino’s comments in a recent interview with talkSPORT seemed to rubbish claims that he was on his way out in the summer. The Argentine convincingly stated that he was ‘so motivated to stay with Tottenham’ and provide the club with the success it deserves.
These positive comments have now been reaffirmed by Tottenham legend Paul Miller who has backed the Spurs boss to stay in charge of the club for the foreseeable future.
Pochettino’s passion for the club was made clear for all to see after the club’s historic, and equally dramatic victory over Ajax in the Champions League semi-final second leg.
Miller acknowledged this in a recent interview highlighting that Pochettino was a ‘passionate, open man who wears his heart on his sleeve’
He told The Sun when asked about Pochettino’s future: “There’s no uncertainty. Mauricio is not going anywhere.
“If he was, I think Real Madrid was going to be the one. Mauricio is already getting £10 million a year, and he’s not about money, anyway.
“He’s a very passionate, open man who wears his heart on his sleeve. He’s tactile, he cuddles you, he’s warm — but you know that if you f*ck with him, he’ll kill you.
“When he looks at you, he’s got black eyes and being sent off 13 times in Spain proves the point. I think he’s still in the top ten for red cards there.”
Miller went on to claim that the Tottenham manager will be busy in the transfer market following the conclusion of the Champions League final.
He added: “Now we have the best stadium in the world and we’ll attract some of the best players because of that.
“I think Mauricio will get what he needs — six in, six out. Those six they won’t be over 25 and there will be two or three Englishmen, because Poch likes that.
“The top 11 clubs are the six from England, plus Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, PSG and Bayern Munich.
“In income terms, we’re now eight or nine in the world. Six or seven years ago we were Leicester, Wolves, West Ham, Everton.
“We’re on a new planet now. Different gravy. Now we need to march on.”
These comments bode well for Spurs fans who are anticipating a busy summer transfer window with the club yet to make a signing since January 2018.
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Such comments from those close to the club can only be a positive for Spurs’ summer transfer window hopes.
After achieving a place in the Champions League final for the first time in the club’s history, it is hard to believe that Daniel Levy and Co. won’t back Mauricio Pochettino this summer after such a successful campaign this year, despite the side being ravaged by injuries towards the latter stages of the season.
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