By Harvey Byrne

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that it is “not the right moment” for him to manage his national side, Argentina.

La Nacion claimed that Armando Perez, the Argentina Football Association chief, planned to open talks with the Spurs boss in August.

However, the 44-year-old former Southampton boss has outlined his commitment to remain as the Tottenham boss.

“I think the speculation is normal because I am an Argentinian coach at a top club in England,” said Pochettino ahead of Spurs’ pre-season clash with Juventus in Melbourne, quoted by Express.

“There are a lot of rumours that appear, but I am very happy at Tottenham and so for that reason this is not the right moment for me.”

The manager has placed himself among the best coaches in the world after moulding his Tottenham team into a pacy and creative attacking unit, capable of breaking down some of the tightest defenses in world football.

It is also claimed that the Argentina FA will speak to Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone and Sevilla’s Jorge Sampaoli about the position.

The South American giants have had a tough summer with star-man Lionel Messi retiring from international football with his country, following yet another Copa America failure.

Pochettino arrived at White Hart Lane in May 2014 and is contracted to Spurs until 2021.

The Argentine has twice won the Copa del Rey with Espanyol in 2000 and 2006 and has been awarded the Premier League manager of the month award twice in two years in north London.

In other Tottenham news, Spurs right-back Kieran Trippier is a £5million target for Southampton.