'I don't want to lie' - Pochettino makes bold revelation about leaving Tottenham
By Russell Edge
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he is not thinking about his position next season but insists he is fully committed to the club as rumours about his future continue to circulate.
The Argentinian manager has built up a reputation as one of the world’s best and brightest managers for what he has achieved at the north London club during his three years at the helm, having joined from fellow Premier League Southampton.
He has developed some of the best young English talent, such as Dele Alli and Harry Winks, and has taken Spurs to competing for the Premier League title for two successive seasons.
His impressive rise has seen him reportedly shortlisted as the front runner for the Paris Saint Germain job should Unai Emery depart, while he has been heavily linked with the Real Madrid post, as and when Zinedine Zidane departs.
However, Pochettino boldly states that while he is fully committed to Tottenham right now, he is not willing to consider what might happen next season, and will not push away the plaudits which he is receiving.
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He told the Guardian: I don’t want to lie. Always, I want to be honest and I say: ‘I don’t think about tomorrow. I don’t think about next season.’
“Because it doesn’t depend only on me, it depends on many circumstances. And it’s so important to be respectful and prudent, cautious and intelligent.
“Today, Tottenham is in my head 100%. Today, I do not change Tottenham for another position in the world because I am so involved.
“The club deserves to have people that think only about the club, the fans, the players and the structures – and they provide us with an unbelievable life.
“It’s important to recognise that. It’s an amazing club and it’s so important for us to pay back the club for the way that they treat us.”
Tottenham are currently sitting joint second in the Premier League table after their win over Crystal Palace on Sunday, coupled with Manchester United’s defeat to Chelsea.
However both sides sit eight points adrift of league leaders Manchester City who picked up a 3-1 win over Spurs’ north London rivals Arsenal.
In other Tottenham news, Pochettino has delivered a worrying update on the fitness of one of their star men.