X

Saturday 24
August

Tottenham Hotspur

Pochettino happy with Tottenham

30th March 2019, 13:04 by Nick Harris

Mauricio Pochettino is happy at the club but says he's unable to give assurances he will still be in the job next season.

Pochettino had been linked with the vacant positions at Manchester United and Real Madrid, but with the respective appointments of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Zinedine Zidane interest in the Argentine has ended.

Pochettino knows things change in football far too quickly to take anything for granted.

Asked whether he could say he would definitely be at Spurs next season, he replied: "But again it's the same question as two months ago, three months ago.

"Why has it changed? It does not depend only on me, it's about Daniel (Levy). Of course I know he is happy with me and that is what he is telling me.

"But I understand Tottenham is bigger than one person. Tottenham is bigger than one player, Tottenham is bigger than everything.

"Always, you need to feel my position here is I need to fight every day to keep my position. That doesn't mean I am not comfortable.

"Always I tell Jesus (Perez, assistant manager), we need to think that maybe tomorrow if we don't care about our position maybe we can go away quick. Football changes the same very quickly.

"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'.

"I don't say because maybe the rumour can be true or Daniel can say 'it's enough, I need another manager'.

"In my mind, always I am living today can be the last day, tomorrow can be the last day. That is my philosophy.

"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, you must respect football because everything that today is white, tomorrow is black and then white again. I try to live with this respect and knowing things can turn so quickly."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

More Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur

Pochettino praise for wantaway Eriksen

24th August 2019, 09:20

Christian Eriksen has not been affected by the ongoing transfer rumours and is handling the situation "naturally", according to Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Tottenham Hotspur

Poch adopting cautious approach with Lo Celso

23rd August 2019, 19:17

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says Giovani Lo Celso is not yet ready to feature regularly and he will not be rushed into action.

Tottenham Hotspur

Wanyama in line for Spurs exit

22nd August 2019, 14:10

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama is reportedly in talks with Club Brugge over a summer switch.

Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs want top price for midfielder

21st August 2019, 12:43

Tottenham are refusing to budge on their asking price for midfielder Victor Wanyama who looks set leave before September.

Tottenham Hotspur

Poch rejected Eriksen swap deal

20th August 2019, 18:57

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino reportedly rejected a proposal from Juventus to swap Christian Eriksen for Paulo Dybala this summer.

Tottenham Hotspur

Winks’ boast may come back to haunt him

19th August 2019, 18:35

Harry Winks has talked up Tottenham’s chances of challenging the big two but he needs to remember they finished 27 points behind Manchester City last season.

Recent Sport Headlines

Formula 1

Leclerc ahead of Scuderia curve

24th August 2019, 16:12

Team principal Mattia Binotto says Charles Leclerc has made a stronger start to his Ferrari career than the team anticipated.

Horse Racing

De Sousa facing six weeks out

24th August 2019, 14:59

Champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa is set for up to six weeks out of action after suffering a broken collarbone at Chelmsford.

Chelsea

Norwich 2-3 Chelsea

24th August 2019, 14:52

Chelsea secured their first victory of the season with a thrilling 3-2 win against Norwich City at a sweltering Carrow Road.

Atalanta

Laxalt rejects Atalanta offer

24th August 2019, 14:52

AC Milan utility man Diego Laxalt has reportedly rejected a contract offer from Serie A rivals Atalanta.

Rugby League

Belief key for Rhinos star

24th August 2019, 14:42

Leeds Rhinos hooker Brad Dwyer is convinced his side can pull clear of danger in the Super League.

Wigan Athletic

Cook – Give us time

24th August 2019, 14:22

Wigan Athletic boss Paul Cook says his team deserve more time to improve their form on the road in the Championship.

Stoke City

Jones wouldn’t swap Butland

24th August 2019, 13:52

Stoke boss Nathan Jones says he wouldn't swap Jack Butland for any other goalkeeper in the Championship, despite his recent struggles.

Birmingham City

Attacking options not a concern for Clotet

24th August 2019, 13:52

Head coach Pep Clotet believes Birmingham City have enough attacking options to cope with any injuries to their two recognised strikers.