Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has admitted he would be ‘stupid’ to stay at the club if there’s no plan created for the future
In spite of the fact he has not spent a single penny over the past two transfer windows, former Southampton boss has overseen outstanding success with the London outfit this term.
The Argentinean manager has helped the Spurs establish as a top-four team in the Premier League and has lead his team to the Champions League final this season.
Although some major Europe clubs expressed their interest in Pochettino, including AC Milan, Juventus, and Real Madrid, the 47-year-old is resolute to remain at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
However, he has admitted he admitted it would not be a smart move to remain in London if the club expects him to replicate the same success without making a clear plan.
“I am not open to start a new chapter with no plan, with no clear idea, with not being transparent,” he said.
“I know very well how this business works,” Pochettino said. “And we know we need to operate in a different way – that doesn’t mean to spend more or less money.
Mauricio Pochettino says he would be "stupid" to stay at Tottenham if the club expect to keep thriving without changing the way they are run.— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) May 10, 2019
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“But if we expect every season to be in the final of the Champions League, we need to create a plan. And the plan maybe is different to what has happened in the last five years.
“If we believe that if we operate in the same way that we have operated in the last five years we are going to be every season in the final of the Champions League, and in the top four and competing against projects like Liverpool or Manchester City or Manchester United, I think we are very naive.
“If you want to expect the same from Liverpool, from Manchester City or Manchester United and Chelsea, and you put the same expectation on Tottenham, give me different tools to work.
“If not, I see the people working in the same way, in the future I’m going to be this guy. I am the most stupid person to work.”
Pochettino and his players welcome Everton to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday for the final fixture of this Premier League campaign as they need to dodge a failure to secure a top-four finish and a direct Champions League qualification.