Mauricio Pochettino backed by chairman Daniel Levy as Spurs continue to build for long-term success

Mauricio Pochettino backed by chairman Daniel Levy as Spurs continue to build for long-term success

Wining the FA Cup is worth £6.6 million, while qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League, which Tottenham have done under Pochettino this season, is worth around £70m.

But Pochettino’s belief, and that of Levy and Tottenham, is not simply determined by figures and balance sheets.

It was pointed out in some quarters over the weekend that Tottenham used to be known as a ‘cup team’ and that is exactly what they want to avoid falling back into.

While the ambition is to win trophies, Spurs do not want to lift a cup every 10 years or so and experience inconsistent league seasons in the meantime.

That is best highlighted by the fact that Tottenham were in danger of being relegated and had to sack former manager Juande Ramos in the season following their last trophy success in 2008.

Levy’s vision is for Tottenham to become one of the super-clubs that regularly compete for and win top honours, but there is an acceptance that will take time and money.

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