The Argentine turned down the possibility to go to the Bernabeu in 2018 to stick with the London facet
Mauricio Pochettino feels no remorse over his choice to honour his Tottenham contract and shun Real Madrid in 2018, however did reveal frustration at a perceived lack of “support” from the Spurs board.
Pochettino spent 5 years with Spurs after becoming a member of from Southampton in 2014 and turned the staff into Premier League top-four regulars and Champions League finalists.
But a tough begin to the 2019-20 season led to his dismissal in November final 12 months, with Spurs bringing in Jose Mourinho as his alternative.
Pochettino beforehand had the chance to go away on his personal phrases in 2018, when Real Madrid tried to rent him as Zinedine Zidane’s successor, however he opted to remain put.
In the quick time period it proved a smart choice, as he went on to information Spurs to their first ever Champions League remaining and Madrid sacked Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari in the identical marketing campaign, finally persuading Zidane to return in March 2019.
But inside just a few months of Spurs’ Champions League defeat to Liverpool, the membership’s outlook was a lot gloomier and Pochettino rued not being proven extra assist by chairman Daniel Levy and the board.
“I was happy at Tottenham and I signed a contract,” Pochettino instructed El Pais when requested if he regretted not becoming a member of Madrid when the chance arose.
“And we [his staff and Spurs] completed very nicely, the connection is impeccable. I at all times say, with out false humility, that we too made errors that led to what occurred, though we did count on slightly extra assist or reassurance to reverse the state of affairs.
“But the membership line was going one other manner and there was put on; respite was wanted from either side.
“We work in a result-led setting the place it appears that evidently all of the issues which have a great end result are those that proceed. But, how do you measure what works or not?
“Only the one who wins or the one who exceeds expectations? After the Champions League remaining, 4 years within the high 4, two years with out signings … a unique administration technique was wanted.
“Sometimes the imaginative and prescient of a training workers will not be accepted by the membership administration. We knew what might occur.
“You need to fall, be down to then go up, but Tottenham made the decision to separate us after five and a half years. I understand that it is a long time.”