Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he could end his coaching career at Tottenham amid much rumours linking him with Manchester United job.
The Argentine has claimed that he wants to emulate Arsene Wenger, who spent 22 years at Arsenal.
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However, the 46-year-old manager has admitted he would like to talk to the Frenchman before making his final decision.
Pochettino, who discussed Wenger’s achievements at the Emirates, has insisted that he was saddened to see the way it all came to an end.
“I have massive, huge respect for Arsene Wenger. Because when people talk of his 22-years in charge of a club like Arsenal and all that happens in that period,” said Pochettino.
“You need to be so good, not only a coach but the values you translate.”
“That is why it’s a little bit sad about the way he finishes in his club. For us it’s not a business it’s a passion. For all Arsene Wenger gave for Arsenal, to finish in the way it finished, it’s a little bit unfair.”
“I hope, or wish, to be here 20 years and decide to leave or to finish my career here. But I need to ask him if one day I get the opportunity if he is happy in the way he finishes. I don’t believe [he did].”
The Spurs have been financially criticised that are not able to compete with other Premier League big sides. However, Pochettino does not see money as the key to building a successful team.
‘Spurs need to operate in a different way to win titles’.
Mauricio Pochettino has been pretty strong on what needs to change at Tottenham.
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“It is not my dream to have this type of money. Of course, it is going to help you, but it is not my dream,” Pochettino said.
“People think the only way is money. But at the moment I am happy. Today the club is doing what the club need to do and I am so happy to be here helping the club and is it so clear, the project.”
“I can see in the future Tottenham winning trophies, I don’t know with us or without, in one year or in five years. But all the basis and foundation is for one day to start to win.”
“The vision for the future is for Tottenham to be one of the most exciting clubs in the world, not only England.”
Pochettino, who is currently linked with Manchester United job, was appointed head coach of the North London side on 27 May 2014 from Southampton.