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Pochettino looking on the bright side

Above: Spurs' move to their new 62,062-seater stadium has been delayed twice and is now due in March. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino pooh-poohed the notion that the latest delay was meant to accommodate their title chase. Below: Pochettino's s
Pochettino's sunny disposition and playful mood, when The Sunday Times spoke to him in London on Friday, belied the apparent frustrations that come with the Spurs job.PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVID ASH
Above: Spurs' move to their new 62,062-seater stadium has been delayed twice and is now due in March. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino pooh-poohed the notion that the latest delay was meant to accommodate their title chase. Below: Pochettino's s
Spurs' move to their new 62,062-seater stadium has been delayed twice and is now due in March. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino pooh-poohed the notion that the latest delay was meant to accommodate their title chase. PHOTO: REUTERS

Spurs manager sanguine about club's future despite stadium delay, transfer restrictions

Some pundits have suggested that Tottenham Hotspur have put off a return to White Hart Lane from their temporary home at Wembley Stadium because they are in the thick of the Premier League title race, but Mauricio Pochettino has pooh-poohed the notion.

Instead, the manager insisted that he would have been happy to play today's opponents, Manchester United, at their newly refurbished ground if it were possible.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 13, 2019, with the headline 'Pochettino looking on the bright side'. Print Edition | Subscribe