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Pochettino: I want to stay at Spurs for 20 years

Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he would love to stay at Spurs for 20 years amid speculation of a move to Manchester United.

The Argentine has transformed Spurs from a team of also-rans into genuine title contenders during his time at the club, and has consistently steered his side into the top four.

He has done so by playing an impressive brand of football, as well as showing a solid record of developing players, traits which have attracted the attentions of Manchester United and Real Madrid in the last few months.

Some reports have claimed that Pochettino would be keen to take on the challenge of rebuilding Manchester United, much in the same way he has done with the North London outfit. However, speaking ahead of tonight’s Carabao Cup semi-final with Chelsea, the former Espanyol boss has come out and allayed the fears of the Spurs support by saying he wants to stay on at the club for 20 years.

“I hope, or I wish to be here 20 years, and decide to leave or to finish my career here,” Pochettino told reporters in his pre-match press conference.

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

He later added that he is ‘happy’ at the club.

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

Despite the impressive work he has done at Spurs, Poch is yet to get his hands on any silverware during his managerial career, a record which he will be hoping to end in 2019, with Spurs still fighting on four fronts.

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