Pochettino not eyeing Real Madrid job

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino says he is enjoying life at Spurs and has rubbished reports linking him with a move to Real Madrid.

Pochettino has been linked with a potential switch to the UEFA Champions League winners in the wake of Zinedine Zidane’s unexpected sudden resignation.

However, the Argentine insists he won’t be forcing a move as that would be insulting towards his current club where he has a contract until 2023.

“I’m very happy at Tottenham,” Pochettino told a news conference. “It would be disrespectful to Daniel [Levy, Tottenham chairman] for me to force a move. I’ve just renewed with Tottenham and I am happy.

He also told AS: “I live in the present – there is nothing more important than that. I enjoy what is happening and what has to be will be.

“[Newell’s Old Boys academy coach] Jorge Griffa once told me that I must let football take me, that I do not want to change my destiny.”

Some have suggested that Pochettino has a release clause in his current contract with Spurs, but he also denied this.

“No, it’s not [true],” he added. “Neither written nor verbal.”