Pochettino arrived from Southampton to Tottenham two-and-a-half years ago and has enjoyed a successful tenure so far at White Hart Lane – turning Spurs’ fortunes around from being labelled by many pundits as ‘weak’ and ‘unprepared’, to emerging as one of the best, fiercest and most fittest sides in the Premier League.
The 44-year-old has been quoted in The Express saying, “It’s true, my staff and I are very happy here (in England). It was fantastic after a good and not so good experience as a coach in Spain. We’ve fit in fantastically since day one in England.”
Pochettino continued: “It’s true that I arrived (to England) four years ago, but maybe we could be here for 20 years. Why not? I’m not a person thinking 10 years ahead. I try to focus on today and try to work for tomorrow to be better.”
“With the philosophy, I’ve spent four years in England and it would be fantastic for me to spend some more time.”
Pochettino has already had several links linking him with other jobs in football after his much admired work at Spurs – PSG, Manchester United and Real Madrid, just to name a few clubs, were said to be closely monitoring the former Espanyol manager.
However, Pochettino has claimed that his entire focus is on Spurs.
“We are ambitious and play to win every game here. If we go back a season or two from what we were, that would be 1000 miles (backwards). Football is about faith, belief and working hard.”
Since Pochettino took charge, Tottenham Hotspur have found themselves in an upward spiral that they’ll look to continue this season. In the Argentine’s first season in north London, the Lilywhites finished fifth which was then built on with a third placed finish last season.
“In two-and-a-half years, we have met our expectations. Not to push and move the club quick – sometimes this is not possible. But it relates to excitement around the club; the new stadium and the team we are building.”
“Today it feels like we are the best team in the world. That is very good. The aim is to keep feeling that.”