Mauricio Pochettino says he would like to spend 20 years as Tottenham manager amid reports linking him with the Manchester United job.Pochettino joined Spurs from Southampton in 2014 and has since turned the club into Premier League title contenders.Under his leadership, Spurs have claimed three top-three finishes in his four years in charge, with the north London club just two points behind second-placed Manchester City in 2018-19. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The Argentine has been strongly linked with the permanent post at Old Trafford, but Pochettino says he’s focused on his job at Tottenham in both the short and long term.”I hope, or I wish, to be here 20 years, and decide to leave or to finish my career here,” Pochettino said.”I am so focused here, and want to help the club to achieve what the club want to be in history.”He added: “It would be fantastic. I am so happy to be here. I am so happy to work in that pressure. Why not?”The former Espanyol boss signed a new five-year contract at Spurs last summer, but has been linked with both Real Madrid and United in recent months.Santiago Solari replaced Julen Lopetegui just a few weeks into the Spanish Liga campaign, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken over for Jose Mourinho for the rest of the Premier League season.Madrid’s 2-0 defeat to Real Sociedad has piled the pressure on Solari, however, with the Champions League holders now 10 points behind Barcelona in the title race in Spain.And while Pochettino’s name continues to be mentioned as a possible option for United and Madrid, he says he hopes to replicate the longevity of former rival Arsene Wenger, who remained boss of Arsenal for 22 years.”But I don’t know because I need to ask [Wenger] one day, if I have the possibility, if he is happy in the way that he finished,” Pochettino said. “What I saw from my point of view, it was so unfair how the people treated him.”Spurs return to action against Chelsea on Tuesday as they contest the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg.
Werner Baller and son Mark have been nominated to the International Technology Mining Hall of Fame in the Bulk Handling category for the WEBA Chute System. Werner is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the South-African based company. This leading global producer of customised bulk material transfer chutes serves hundreds of clients in more than 15 countries worldwide. Current Managing Director of WEBA Chute Systems is Mark who in his own right has over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry, in manufacturing and project management.The WEBA Chute System is based on the lined ‘super tube’ or cascade system, whereby much of the material runs on material always. The bottom layer of particles in the product stream moves in a tumbling motion and subsequently does not slide down the chute. This not only reduces the wear significantly, but in many cases the lip remains completely covered by material and never needs replacement.The WEBA Chute System takes this means of controlling material movement a step further by designing the internal angle of the transfer chute to match the product discharge velocity with the belt speed, which eliminates or greatly reduces spillage. Extensive experience and technical expertise, coupled with applications knowledge, has positioned WEBA Chute Systems as the leader in its field.Each WEBA Chute System is custom designed for a specific application, considering factors such as belt width, belt speed, material size and shape, as well as throughput. When applied to a greenfield project, this transfer system achieves the optimum design configuration for a specific application.The inductees to the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame will be announced later this year.