Mauricio Pochettino has declared that he wants to stay at Tottenham Hotspur, despite various links suggesting his services potentially lie elsewhere in the future.
The Spurs boss is currently preparing for the biggest night in the history of the London club, when they take on Liverpool in the Champions League final in Madrid on Saturday evening, but regardless of what has been said before, he has hinted he wants to stay regardless of the result against the Reds.
Pochettino has worked wonders in his time as Tottenham manager, guiding the side to the upper echelons of the Premier League and now into the title showdown in Europe’s leading competition, all on a shoestring budget compared to the ones their rivals enjoy.
He knows he is going to have to spend if he is to take Spurs to the next level, but he appears determined to be the man to do just that, despite constant speculation initially linking him with the Manchester United and Real Madrid jobs, and more recently the current vacancy at Juventus.
“Tottenham, for me, is the best club in the world.” He told TalkSport last week.
“When we talk about facilities – this training ground, a stadium that is the best in the world – there is no better club.
“Then it’s London – there is no better city. And the Premier League is the most tough and the most exciting league in the world.
We need to make that step. Of course, we realise we can continue in this process, we can put Tottenham with the best teams in the world.”
Tottenham have the chance to elevate themselves to a whole new level in Madrid on Saturday night, by claiming Europe’s elite crown, and then the challenge will be to convert that success into domestic silverware, not least the Premier League.
The good news for Spurs fans is regardless of what happens on the big stage next weekend, they appear likely to have their popular boss in the dugout when next season kicks off.