I want to be Tottenham's manager for 20 years - Mauricio Pochettino
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I want to be Tottenham’s manager for 20 years – Mauricio Pochettino

I want to be Tottenham's manager for 20 years - Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino says he hopes to be Tottenham boss for 20 years and perhaps finish his career with the club.

The Argentine observed the reign of his former north London rival Arsene Wenger at Arsenal and admits he would love to have the opportunity one day to quiz the Frenchman.

The 46-year-old Argentine has guided Spurs to fifth, third, second and third in his four completed league seasons since joining from Southampton in 2014.

“I hope, or I wish to be here 20 years, and decide to leave or to finish my career here,” said Pochettino.

“I am so focused here, and want to help the club to achieve what the club want to be in history.”

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He added: “It would be fantastic. I am so happy to be here. I am so happy to work in that pressure. Why not?”

Pochettino hopes to emulate the longevity of Arsene Wenger, who was manager of north London rivals Arsenal for 22 years before leaving at the end of last season.

The Argentine said: “But I don’t know because I need to ask [Wenger] one day, if I have the possibility, if he is so happy in the way that he finished. What I saw from my point of view, it was so unfair how the people treated him.”

“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.

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“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 signed a new five-year contract in May last year, has been linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid, both of whom currently have temporary managers.

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