Pochettino was keen to assert that he is his own man and does not base his football on any other manager.
The 40-year-old said: "I want to establish my own identity as a manager and the way I want my team to play is dynamic, aggressive and attacking football because that is what I feel because I believe that any manager trains as he feels, not as he thinks.
"You can’t really copy a way of playing or someone else’ s playing. Because when you create your own identity as manager then you are able to transmit that philosophy or that way of playing."
He added: "I learned in general about managers, not just from Mourinho. You can learn from everyone. But it's clear to me my formation doesn't come from another manager. Even as a footballer I already had an awareness of how I wanted to be as a manager."