“Things can turn so quick” – Poch says he might not be at Spurs next season

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

It seems like everything is going right at Tottenham as the club are in the process of becoming a European superpower.

Spurs have a world-class training ground, one of the best managers in the world, and will soon have one of the best stadiums in world football.

Things are also quite stable when it comes to the first-team as Pochettino is currently in his 5th season at the club, while the majority of the squad have also been together for several seasons.

With Zinedine Zidane returning to Madrid, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer being appointed as Man Utd’s permanent manager, it looks as if the Argentine is going to continue with his Tottenham project for a while to come.

However, the 46-year-old has failed to commit his long-term future to the club. When asked if he will remain Tottenham manager next season, the Argentine refused to confirm that he will and instead said that football is unpredictable and that no one can guess what will happen in the future.

Speaking to the Telegraph, Pochettino said, “It’s the same question as two months ago, three months ago. It does not depend only on me, it’s about Daniel (Levy) too.

“Of course, I know he is happy with me and that is what he is telling me. But Tottenham is bigger than one person. Tottenham is bigger than one player, Tottenham is bigger than everything.

“Always, I need to fight every day to keep my position. That doesn’t mean I am not comfortable. Always I tell Jesus Perez (Pochettno’s assistant), ‘we need to think that maybe tomorrow, if we don’t care about our position, we can go away quick’.

“Football changes very quick. It’s difficult to say ‘I am now happy and sure I will be here next season’. If I said that and something wrong happened and I’m not here, then you say ‘oh Pochettino said he will be here and now he’s not here’.

“In my mind, always I am living like today can be the last day, tomorrow can be the last day. That is my philosophy. A player can say ‘ok I will be here for five years’ but a manager no, because he can be sacked tomorrow.

“Look at what happened at Real Madrid. Zidane said ‘I go’, then two managers and not even the end of the season, and he’s back. Who believed that? That is why, in football, everything that today is white, tomorrow is black and then white again. Things can turn so quick.

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