Tottenham years ahead of schedule, says Pochettino


London, April 30 (TNS): English Premier League side, Tottenham Hotspurs boss Mauricio Pochettino reaffirmed on Tuesday that the club is going in the right direction and is years ahead of schedule in its development.

Pochettinho was made Spurs boss in 2014 and since then has received many accolades for his high pressing managerial style.

The Argentinian focuses on developing youth and local players from the academy into first team regulars, so they gain star status eventually.

He has taken the team into winning positions on many occasions but his team tends to collapse when it really matters.

The 46-year-old marched his side to the League Cup Final however they lost to Chelsea 2-0 in the decisive final at Wembley.

In the 2015-16 season, he led his team to a title challenge, where they almost won the league but once again faltered in a 2-2 draw against Chelsea and handed over the Premier League Trophy to Champions Leicester.

Pochettino led Tottenham to their best League finish the following season when they finished second, again to Chelsea, looks like the blues are a bad omen.

The former Argentina centre-back claimed that when he was appointed manager, the chairman of the club Daniel Levy gave him the target of finishing into the Top 4 in the first season and play in the Champions League in the second. Arriving at the new stadium was also part of the objective.

“We are the victims of our own success,” said the Spurs boss.

On signing a new contract the Spurs boss said, “Am I going to sign? It’s a question for Daniel,” he said. “I am not (Arsene) Wenger or (Alex) Ferguson who decides about their own future. I decide only about the starting XI in this football club. That is up to Daniel, does he want to offer or not?


“I am a person who is never going to ask to improve my salary or extend my contract or anything like this.”

The Spurs boss still has three years on his contract and will be hoping to bring a silverware to the club after their barren spell of a decade without a major trophy.

Spurs scramble to make a top-four finish in the Premier League, as they have Chelsea breathing down their necks with a gap of only 2 points, at fifth place. They will need to win all their four remaining fixtures to finish in the Champions League places.