Pochettino speaks on relationship with Daniel Levy, if there is trophy pressure

Spurs boss discusses pressure, and relationship with Levy.

Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino says chairman Daniel Levy is not putting him under pressure to win a trophy.

The Spurs chairman has a ruthless reputation for firing bosses, but with the club at risk of following up their Europa League exit with a Capital One Cup final defeat, Pochettino has moved to insist his job does not depend on winning a trophy.

Speaking to SkySports, the Argentine explained there are in fact no targets.

He said: "I never feel the pressure from the beginning. In the difficult moments I don't feel the pressure. For me, the job is to improve the football and get the victory.

"With Daniel, I have a good relationship and he has never put pressure on me to get a trophy or achieve an objective because he knows we are more ambitious than in the short term. Always we play to win."

No targets at all?

Pochettino is rebuilding, and has not really been backed in the transfer market yet. He is still dealing with the club's poor buys from the previous summer, as evidenced by Roberto Soldado's woeful efforts against Fiorentina.

Barring a completely disastrous season, Levy would have known that this campaign he needs to stick with his appointment.

Pochettino is here for the long haul, and even demanding top four or bust in a tightly contested league would be counter productive to the long-term future of the club.

The final against Chelsea is a bonus, and Pochettino's early managerial legacy can be shaped by the result, but seemingly his future is safe and sound.

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch