Tottenham news: Mauricio Pochettino says Daniel Levy was ‘in his pyjamas’ during their first ever meeting


Tottenham news: Mauricio Pochettino says Daniel Levy was ‘in his pyjamas’ during their first ever meeting

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed his first encounter with Daniel Levy saw the chairman wearing his pyjamas…in the afternoon!

The 47-year-old was appointed manager of Spurs in May 2014 and has helped the club progress dramatically.

Pochettino with his assistant coach Jesus Perez in Spurs’ training session on Monday

He has guided Spurs to Champions League qualification over the last four seasons and they’re one triumph away from a first ever appearance in the final of European club football’s premier competition.

Spurs face Ajax at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Tuesday night before travelling to Amsterdam on Wednesday May 8 for the second leg.

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And in his pre-match press conference, Pochettino was in reminiscent mood, and told the media what happened in his first meeting with Levy.

Pochettino said: “My first meeting with Daniel Levy was in his house. He was without shoes, he was in his pyjamas. It was in the afternoon.

“We were talking my feeling about the Spurs squad. They showed me there were more than 30/35 players. I said it’s nearly an NFL team. How are you going to manage that?

“We were talking about our ideas and how we could share those ideas.

Levy was in his pyjamas during the afternoon when he first met Pochettino, according to the Spurs boss

“The principle objective to help the team finish the training ground and stadium but remain competitive.”

Despite the progress at Spurs, they still haven’t won a major trophy since 2008 when they beat Chelsa to the League Cup.

But Pochettino insists he’s still proud of what he, his staff and the players have achieved so far.

He added: “I think it’s most important that we can share and create a special idea about how to develop the work and the philosophy here.