Daniel Levy believes Tottenham can achieve long-term success under Mauricio Pochettino.
The Spurs chairman has written a piece for The Mail in which he reveals the details of his relationship with Pochettino.
Below is the most interesting passage from the article:
I want Mauricio to be the Sir Alex Ferguson of Tottenham Hotspur and he has the most fantastic opportunity to be that. I have confidence that he can do it. We’re so aligned in where we want to be.
I’d be surprised if there wasn’t interest in Mauricio from other clubs because it means we are doing well. He’s never given me any indication that he’d like to leave. He loves the project and he once sent me a picture of Bill Nicholson — our most famous manager from years ago — holding the fronts of the gates of the stadium.
They are very historic gates and we’re keeping them at the new stadium. I replied, ‘One day it is going to be you,’ because that really is what I aspire to.
I would love nothing more than Mauricio still to be our manager in 10 to 15 years’ time. To really build success you need time, longevity. It’s easy to go and become a manager at Real Madrid, for instance. It’s a fantastic club, don’t get me wrong, but winning at Tottenham Hotspur is far greater than winning at Real Madrid — and he agrees.
Mauricio wants this sense of achievement, this recognition, to be the main guy. And at this club, he can be the main guy.
At some other clubs, the president is the main guy but that’s not how it is here. I’m so low key, I want him to be the main guy. Him. Sometimes it’s nice to be given something when you are not expecting it, like the Bentley I gave him as a sign of appreciation.
Personally, I’d love to see Pochettino build a legacy at Spurs. Of course, that relies on the club matching his ambitions – hopefully the new stadium will allow that to happen.