Key Spurs man breaks silence about departure talk

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has tried his best to ease fears about his future at the club amid rumours of a potential exit this summer.

The Argentine became Spurs’ manager in 2014 and the team’s progress ever since has seen him receive praises for his impact.

What has been worrying for Tottenham fans though, is the fact Pochettino has continued to be linked with a move to Real Madrid.

The departure of Zinedine Zidane on Thursday has fueled more rumours about the Tottenham boss making a Spanish switch.

But Pochettino, who recently signed a new contract at the club, has played down the Madrid speculation.

“I am so happy and I’m so excited,” said Pochettino, speaking at the Spanish launch of his new book, A New World, in Barcelona.

“I signed a new contract 10 days ago – what is going to happen tomorrow, I don’t know, but I will always tell you ‘football is football,’ football will put you in your place always.

“The most important thing is to explain day by day that life is very short and we need to spend the day thinking and enjoying life.

“We can’t be thinking too much and worrying about what is happening tomorrow.

“I am so happy in Tottenham and I’m so proud that Tottenham showed the commitment and trust in the way that Daniel Levy (Spurs chairman) showed me 10 days ago, and of course, we have a lot of dreams, we have a lot of objectives.”