Mauricio Pochettino not considering Argentina job

Mauricio Pochettino has eased any concerns that Tottenham Hotspur fans may have about his future by insisting that he is “really happy” at the club.

The 44-year-old was recently asked if he had a desire to coach his national side Argentina, but it seems as though he intends to honour his Spurs contract, which runs until 2021. He told La Nation:

“No, not really because I’m good here at Tottenham. At my age I like to be involved in the day to day. I just took it as another rumour of football, among the many there are.

“It is not in my short term to have aspirations to train Argentina. Maybe yes in the long run because my two dreams are to train Newell’s [Old Boys] and Argentina.”

It is understandable that Pochettino has caught the eye given that he guided Tottenham to third in the Premier League last season.

The North London outfit came close to challenging Leicester City for the coveted crown, but they fell short in the final few games of the campaign.

This season, they have launched another title bid and are currently well placed in second spot, on level points with Liverpool, who reside just below them.

Spurs are on a positive run in the top flight following six wins on the bounce, which includes a 2-0 triumph over Chelsea, who have a seven-point lead in first place.