Mauricio Pochettino insists he’s happy at Tottenham, but would listen to offer from Real Madrid if it happens.
Spurs boss Pochettino last week signed a new five-year deal to stay in North London until 2023.
However, Pochettinho 46, insisted at the Barcelona launch of his book, Brave New World, that he remains happy at Spurs, insisting: “I’m committed to Spurs and still have a long contract with them I just signed. I’m happy where I am.
“I understand the rumours, but that is life. I’m so happy with my new contract. What will happen tomorrow. I don’t know. But football is football, and ends up putting everyone in their place.
“The most important thing is to enjoy every single day. Let’s enjoy life and not worry about what will happen tomorrow.”
“I’m so happy and proud about the support Spurs and Levy have shown to me. That’s the most important thing for me today. What happened over the last day has increased expectations of the book release. But I’m happy.”
Asked whether it’s impossible to turn down an approach from Madrid, Pochettino responded: “For you maybe. Not for me.”
He added: “At Tottenham I am very comfortable because they let me work and we are all growing together,” he told El Confidencial.
“Right now I want to focus on planning for next season and and stay a little apart from everyone that is talking.
“There will be many rumours and many things will be said, but I have no news of Real Madrid. The departure of Zidane, I cannot comment on that, but what he achieved is undoubtedly something special; no one has won three Champions Leagues in a row recently.”
“In Tottenham I am working very comfortably and my obligation is to focus on it. [But] When Real Madrid call you, you have to listen. They are a massive club and deserve at least that respect.
“I am very happy to be at Tottenham. Let’s enjoy this moment now and in the future see what happens.”
Would Pochettinho force a move should Real Madrid come calling?
The Argentinian stated: “It would be disrespectful to Daniel [Levy] for me to force a move. I’ve just renewed with Tottenham and am happy.
“I live in the present, there is nothing more important than that. I enjoy what is happening and what has to be will be.
Jorge Griffa once told me that I must let football take me, that I do not want to change my destiny.
Asked whether it is true that there is a release clause or verbal agreement to speak to Madrid, Pochettino remarked: “No it’s not.
“Neither written nor verbal.”