Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino seems to be making a habit of falling in love with people he works with.
Not that long ago, the Argentine coach was professing his affection for striker Harry Kane, who has scored 13 goals in all competitions for Spurs so far this season.
Now, he 45-year-old has been waxing lyrical about Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
The businessman has garnered a reputation for being shrewd in the transfer market, and so far it has worked to the club’s advantage.
In 2013, the North London outfit pocketed a then-world record £85m payment from Real Madrid for Gareth Bale.
The club also sold Kyle Walker to Manchester City in the summer for around £50m.
Levy brought in Pochettino from Southampton in 2014, and since then, the Argentine has shaped the team into title contenders.
While speaking at the launch of Guillem Balague’s new book ‘Brave New World’, which centres on Pochettino’s rise, the Tottenham manager was full of praise for his chairman.
According to the London Evening Standard, the ex-Saints boss said:
“It’s true that sometimes I don’t want to be so kind with Daniel because Daniel knows more than me that sometimes we have differences, but I am in love with him. Because he is the type of person who gave me one day, three and a half years ago, the possibility to be here.”
Tottenham fans took to Twitter to post their reactions to Pochettino’s high praise.
Whatever gets you those transfer funds, Poch!
— Matt Carter (@Spliffzilla) November 9, 2017
Our club is the lucky ones tbh, Poch is just a dream to have !!! We’re so lucky to have him … He is the key part of our great club
— Cos1882 (@CNK82) November 9, 2017
First and foremost, I love my two daughters. But like Poch, Mr Levy is a close second, obviously
— Big A Superstar (@AFeyder) November 9, 2017
— Spursleif (@spursleif) November 9, 2017
We don't know how good we have it. It feels like few days ago AVB and Sherwood were getting 4/5/6-0 vs City Liverpool ect. How far we come
— Swindley1882 (@swindley12) November 9, 2017
Ross, this isn't Eastenders mate
— J (@Jaknak_) November 9, 2017
— chris mavrou (@ni7mav) November 9, 2017