Mauricio Pochettino comments on potential MK Dons groundshare

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed a potential destination for the future groundshare.

The Spurs boss signed a five-year contract this summer, seeing him through the 2017/18 season when the club will be required to leave White Hart Lane.

A number of options are being considered - with Wembley, the Olympic Stadium and stadium:mk three likely possibilities - with the North London club required to leave their current stadium so work can be completed on their new home.

The Premier League club plan to build a 56,250-capacity venue adjacent to current stadium White Hart Lane, which seats roughly 36,240.

All three projected stadiums have their advantages and disadvantages, but stadium:mk is seen as the prime target, despite the distance issues involved with travelling from Spurs’s training ground in Enfield to Milton Keynes.

And head coach Pochettino seemed to hint at a desire to move to the ground of MK Dons, with him experiencing the stadium during the Dons 4-0 victory over Manchester United last month.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, the Argentine said: "Every single decision the club makes is to improve and give better facilities to our supporters so I back this decision.

"Yes, I was in Milton Keynes to watch the game with Manchester United in the Capital One Cup. It was the first time I had been there.

"It is a very good stadium with very good facilities but nothing more - it's a possibility.

"We need to speak a lot about this decision because we need all the information about the club, the supporters and the team but at the moment we are not talking about this.”

Whilst Pochettino has hinted that stadium:mk is the desired location, the more important fact to draw from the 42-year old’s quotes is that he is involved in the discussion with the board. Having signed a five-year deal, taking him through the 2019/20 season, Pochettino is clearly intended to remain in control of the club on a long-term basis.

If the club had annoy doubts about his management, he would not be involved in a decision that would not affect his future career having left the North Londoners. However, having him incorporated into the decision process shows that chairman Daniel Levy is keen to build the future of the club not just around his vision, but around Pochettino’s.

It promises to be a positive future for Spurs, with a new stadium on the horizon, and if Pochettino can remain in charge to oversee their move, his desire to bring an era of success to the white side of North London will bring nothing but joy to the Tottenham faithful.

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