Tottenham full-back Danny Rose full agrees with every one of Mauricio Pochettino’s demands and urged the club to “listen”.
In light of Massimiliano Allegri’s imminent departure from Juventus, Pochettino has been mentioned as one of the prime candidates to take charge in Turin. This will come as no surprise to many given his feats at Spurs over the last five years.
Since his arrival from Southampton, Pochettino has secured four consecutive Premier League top-finishes and taken Spurs to their first-ever Champions League final.
All this was achieved despite the London club’s clear lack of resources, which saw them not spend a penny on any new signings over the last two transfer windows.
But Pochettino dropped the bombshell that he would be “open” to leaving unless he gets assurances from chairman Daniel Levy over the club’s plans.
And Rose has urged Spurs to take the Argentine seriously.
“They must listen to the manager,” he told talkSPORT.
“I fully agree with everything he says. He said recently that he needs to know what the next chapter of the club is.
“Not many people could operate in the circumstances that he’s done. We had no stadium, we’ve not signed anybody. Tottenham have a different way of working.
“Not many managers would have been able to do what Mauricio has done, in terms of securing Champions League football four years in a row and finishing second, third and fourth.
“He’s brought through a number of young players and got them into the England squad.
“We definitely have to listen to what he thinks and what he wants and hopefully we can give him that.”
Elaborating on Pochettino, Rose added: “He’s a very likeable person, he’s very calm and even when we’re losing there’s only been one or two times where he’s raised his voice at half-time.
“He’s very approachable too, so I can’t speak highly enough for him and what he’s done for my career at Tottenham.
“He’s changed me as a player and promised me he’d make me an England player. He fully deserves all the accolades that have come his way.”