Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino jokingly said last night that even the Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is now ‘worried’ that he will leave the Premier League club. Football pundits heavily praised Pochettino after he led his team with a 1-1 draw against Barcelona this Wednesday at the UEFA Champions League.
Besides securing their place in the ‘Round of 16’ of the UCL, Tottenham Hotspur is also holding the third spot in the Premier League table. The Spurs manager was previously approached by Real Madrid and Manchester United this season, although he signed a new contract with the club in May this year.
While talking about his recent transfer rumors, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said “Daniel does not laugh,” and further added “I know it gets boring but he maybe is worried, he is concerned. It is normal. It is not nice for Daniel to hear all that history of course.”
Pochettino then said “Do I have to reassure him? No. It is like in football when the sporting director or the club president says ‘no, the manager is going to be here and we trust in him’, and next game [he is] out. If you reassure something it is because you are thinking different things.” He further added, “He is a worried man because he is jealous about me!”
The Spurs manager said “The chairman is suffering a lot,” and then added “He is so tired about work. The last few months he didn’t sleep because he is trying to deliver the stadium. He’s trying to make everyone happy but it’s a massive project. I think people don’t realize the magnitude of the project and how difficult it is to manage everything.”
He then said “Everyone is disappointed because we are still not playing there but the day we move everyone is going to realize how massive the project was and how good the facilities are,” and added “That is why I think he needs to feel the love from the fans and the club. He is working so hard. Too hard, to leave a legacy forever. And I think that’s fantastic.”
🗣️ "We need to be ready because the competition doesn't wait for you."
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 13, 2018