Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he wants to develop the current young squad at his disposal and build a dynasty at the White Hart Lane club.
Spurs are looking like real challengers for the top four this season, with the North London side sitting in the Champions League qualification berths at the midway stage and looking more resilient and focussed than in past campaigns.
Pochettino has trusted in a young crop of largely homegrown players and added other youthful stars to his group over the last 18 months.
The Argentine trainer has admitted that helping the team to reach its potential over time was the long-term goal, which he hopes will herald a sustained period of success.
“It is our dream to grow with these players and to be clever. And every season to add some young players to refresh the team and maintain the motivation,” The Mirror quote Pochettino as saying.
“Here, we have a plan. It is important to set up all the bases, to arrive at the new stadium and build a strong squad.
“It is true that football is about winning games – but you have different ways to try to win games, win titles and achieve big things. The important thing is to be clear what your plan is.”
Tottenham have forged a reputation of not giving managers time in the White Hart Lane hotseat, but Daniel Levy and the powers that be at the North London club appear to have backed Pochettino and embraced his footballing ideals.