Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino has downplayed on rumours linking him with the manager’s job at Chelsea, insisting his focus remains on Spurs.
Reports this week claimed that Pochettino, Antonio Conte, Diego Simeone and Massimiliano Allegri were on a target list for the Premier League champions, with interim boss Guus Hiddink set to step down at the end of the campaign.
Pochettino whose side have been quite impressive this term told a press conference on Friday he is only focused on his present job and not thinking of switching his allegiance to another London club.
“It’s the same rumours as about the players,” Pochettino began . “There’s a lot of names now in the media [regarding] managing different clubs in the future.
“My focus is here, trying to achieve success with Tottenham and working hard. I think I’ve explained in the last news conference, I always work for the present and for the future. I am very happy here.
“I don’t mind. We are exposed to receive the rumours and we are in a media where everything is about rumours sometimes. I don’t care about that.”
Spurs have been boosted by new deals for Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele in recent weeks – the latter agreeing a fresh three-year contract on Friday.