Tottenham Hotspur boss, Mauricio Pochettino firmly believes he would get fired from his position if he chased Cups instead of top four Premier League spots.
The Argentine boss has been with the club for over 5 seasons now and has yet to deliver any sort of silverware. That draws many criticisms from fans and pundits alike but Pochettino defends himself by claiming to have bigger targets in mind.
He said, “With two or three Carabao Cups or FA Cups. If you don’t finish how we have finished in the last three seasons and [win] the FA Cup, I don’t know if Daniel [Levy] would have too much patience with me or is very nice to say ‘ok you’re 10th in the PL’ and give you a new contract.”
“Put you in a different level is when you win the Premier League and you are capable to challenge every season for the Premier League and if you play Champions League and you really believe and you are a real contender one day to win the Champions League.”
“That is my objective in Tottenham. Because if my ambition in Tottenham is only to win the Carabao Cup or FA Cup, with all the respect for that, I think my ambition does not match the ambition of a club like Tottenham. My ambition is to win the Champions League one day with Tottenham or the Premier League.”
Tottenham are currently third in the league standings, 6 points behind leaders, Liverpool. Pochettino’s former rival boss, Arsene Wenger failed to qualify for the Champions League in his final two seasons in charge of Arsenal and last won the league title back in 2003/04.
However, the Frenchman did record 7 FA Cup wins and kept the club in the title hunt season after season.