Pochettino wants to finish his career at Tottenham

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he hopes to emulate what Arsene Wenger did at Arsenal and stay at the club for 20 years.

But the Spurs boss admitted that he would like to ask the Frenchman whether it was worth it.

He told reporters: ‘I have massive, huge respect for Arsene Wenger because when you talk about 22 years in charge of a club like Arsenal and all that happened in that period, you need to be so good.

‘Not only a fantastic coach but a great human being to display the values you have. It’s amazing.

‘That is why it is a little bit sad the way it ended at his club. It shows how difficult it is this business a business it is a passion.

‘All that Arsene Wenger gave for Arsenal, to finish in the way it finished, yes, was a little bit unfair. And I think he deserves an amazing recognition about his work.’

Wenger left the Gunners last year after 22-years but was heavily criticised for the latter part of his stay as he failed to regularly challenge for the Premier League and Champions League.

Pochettino has been linked with moves to Manchester United and Real Madrid, though says he sees his long-term future at Spurs.

He added: ‘I am so focused here, and want to help the club to achieve what the club want to be in history, because we are helping the club to finish all the facilities and maybe we can win in that way.

‘It would be fantastic. I am so happy to be here.’

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