Mauricio Pochettino: ‘I hope that I am going to spend five years more’ at Spurs

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has this afternoon spoken out over his future at the club, amid mounting speculation surrounding the Argentine tactician.

Struggling Spurs

Pochettino’s Spurs have endured an altogether-underwhelming start to the new season.

As things stand, the north Londoners sit 6th in the Premier League table, a full 10 points behind early pace-setters Liverpool.

It is in Europe, though, where Tottenham have most disappointed.

After taking a 2-goal lead in their Champions League opener versus Olympiacos last month, the capital giants eventually succumbed to a 2-2 draw, on the back of a dismal second-half display.

This was followed by quite possibly the most embarrassing result of the Pochettino era this past Tuesday night, when Spurs were pummeled by 7 goals to 2 at home to Bayern Munich.

‘Find a way to be successful again’

As such, after also being ousted from the League Cup by League Two outfit Colchester late last month, murmurs that Pochettino’s Spurs stint could soon be set to come to an end have begun to grow louder.


BURNLEY, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor on February 23, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

If the South American tactician has his way, though, then his future will remain firmly in north London.

Speaking in a press conference today ahead of his side’s clash with Brighton tomorrow afternoon, Poch was questioned on Spurs’ recent struggles, and his plans for the future.

And the 47-year-old went on to explain:

‘In five and a half years, every single press conference, we are talking about my future.’

‘I hope because we are still talking, it means that I am going to spend five years more here, at least.’

‘I accept the opinions. It is normal that the game has created a lot of opinions and rumours, everyone needs to talk.’

‘But in the end, we only lost a game. We are going to find a way to be successful again, no doubt. We need to stay together.’

Quotes via Goal

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