With growing speculations over Argentine manager replacing Zinedine Zidane, Pochettino has spoken about the possibilities of the move.
Zinedine Zidane shocked everyone when he announced his resignation as Real Madrid coach yesterday. The French manager won his third consecutive Champions League title last week, becoming the only manager to do so. The conference was also attended by Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez, who expressed his shock and disappointment at the news.
While Perez insisted that Real hasn’t started looking for replacements, media speculations suggested that Tottenham’s boss Mauricio Pochettino is favourite to replace the French manager.
However, the Argentine has spoken about the possibilities of moving to Real Madrid. While Pochettino refused to rule out a move to Real Madrid, he insisted that he is happy at the North London club.
Spanish paper El Confidencial quoted Pochettino, who said, “When Real Madrid call you, you have to listen to them. Although in this case it doesn’t depend on me. I have just signed a long contract with Tottenham and I am very happy here.”
“I am happy at Tottenham because they let me work and we are growing together. Right now I want to focus on planning for next season and keep out of all the things that are being said. There will be lots of rumours, lots of things said, but I have no news from Real Madrid,” said Pochettino.
Tottenham finished 3rd in the Premier League this season, above Champions League finalists Liverpool, and previous year’s league champions Chelsea.
“I’m working very comfortably at Tottenham and it’s my obligation to focus on that.” said Pochettino.
The Tottenham boss, however, praised Zinedine Zidane for his achievement at Real Madrid. “I do not want, nor can I, comment on Zidane going but what he has done is undoubtedly very big: no one has won three Champions Leagues in a row recently,” Pochettino said.