Pochettino cleared the air with Levy before his gardening leave expired on Tuesday.
"I wanted to translate my gratitude," he says. "He was the person who trusted us and gave us the structure to work and try to achieve. I told Daniel our success was his success because he chose us. He was the architect.
"I also joked with him, 'Oh, you only signed me because the manager you liked at that time, Louis van Gaal, chose to go to Manchester United'. He told me that at the time, he was very clear about it, and it was very public.
"I was a very young coach, with my experience in Spain and my one and a half years in Southampton. Always Daniel is going to be my friend. I am a football person and we understand that sometimes the chapter finishes."