Mauricio Pochettino says that he cannot promise anything if he would remain with Tottenham Hotspur next season.
Mauricio Pochettino, who has been linked with a potential move to Manchester United has thrown uncertainty over his Tottenham Hotspur future. The Argentine International moved to the Capital City of England in 2014 and has taken them forward as a Champions League side from mid-table wanderers.
There is no doubt the progression made under the management of the former Southampton manager. But, there has always been the talks about the number of accolades he has won at London. The story added more to the fuel when his side was forced to head into the exit door of the FA Cup against Crystal Palace and bowed out of Chelsea in the League cup semifinals.
The 46-year-old signed a new five-year contract last May and has been linked with a move away from Spurs. After sacking Julen Lopetegui, Real Madrid were roaming around London to convince Pochettino, but they were not able to convince him.
The Argentine was asked if he would fulfil his whole contract and he threw uncertainty over his Spurs future.
Talking to the media, he said “I can’t promise that,”
Mauricio Pochettino has defended his Tottenham Hotspur record by pointing out the club’s glory years were so long ago that they were filmed in black and white. @Matt_Law_DT reports – https://t.co/ZCmaBTzr67
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) January 25, 2019
🗣 “Again, we’re going to have the debate whether a trophy will take the club to the next level. I don’t agree with it. It only builds your ego. The most important thing for Tottenham right now is to always be in the top four.”
– Mauricio Pochettino. 👀⚪️ pic.twitter.com/PoUWy1XmpD
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) January 27, 2019
“It depends on the mood of my chairman, on the decision of the company, it’s not only my decision. I signed for five years. I am respecting my contract. But to sign a five-year contract does not mean you’ll be here for ever.”
The Tottenham Hotspur manager reiterated that trophies would build ego at the club and his primary objective was to finish top four in the Premier League.
Mauricio Pochettino insists domestic cups are good for the “ego” but building a top four team is more important.
— John Cross (@johncrossmirror) January 27, 2019
“The moment when we win will arrive.”
Mauricio Pochettino says his Tottenham side are victims of their own success.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) January 29, 2019
“I love my job and of course I love a big challenge. When I arrived at Tottenham, I knew very well the challenge would be tough.
“We are victims of our own success, the club was at a different level. I am a very positive person — I am going to stick with the club until the end to help the club achieve all they want.”
It will be interesting to see how things pan out in after this season as he has a release clause of 40 million in his contract to lure him away from Tottenham. He would have plenty of suitors after the completion of this season.