‘It was good to listen from Daniel that we are on the same page’: Mauricio Pochettino pledges future to Tottenham after clear-the-air dinner date with chairman Levy
- Bookmakers suspended betting on Maurcio Pochettino being next boss to quit
- But the Tottenham boss angrily quashed the rumours ahead of Arsenal clash
- He revealed he resisted ‘plenty’ of offers to leave during his five years at Spurs
- He met Daniel Levy at a London restaurant on Thursday to restore harmony
Mauricio Pochettino has finally pledged his future to Tottenham after a clear-the-air dinner date with chairman Daniel Levy.
Pochettino rejected the theory he could quit after Sunday’s North London derby at Arsenal and revealed he had resisted ‘plenty’ of offers to leave during his five years at Spurs.
He and Levy met at a central London restaurant on Thursday to restore harmony ahead of Sunday’s North London Derby at Arsenal.
Mauricio Pochettino has pledged his future to Tottenham after a clear-the-air dinner date
‘It was a very good exercise to have better communication, to make things clear,’ said Pochettino who hinted he may leave after the Champions League final in June and has been critical at times about Tottenham’s transfer policy.
‘The intention in my posture or my speech was always to try to make the best for the club,’ he added. ‘There were no personal intentions. It was always about trying to help the club.
‘That is our principal objective and it was good to listen from Daniel that we are on the same page.’
Pochettino was linked to jobs at Manchester United and Real Madrid last season and, when asked if he had ever turned down a chance to leave, replied: ‘Plenty, plenty in five years from everywhere and Daniel knows about some, but not all.
‘I am not going to walk out. Daniel knows very well how our commitment with the club. Last year I signed the contract here because I wanted to help the club finish the stadium and move in.
‘It would have been easy at this moment to say we’ve been here for four years let’s find another challenge and move on because people at Tottenham will remember us nicely but we showed commitment.’
Daniel Levy came to the meeting armed with a photo of the pair in more harmonious time