Mauricio Pochettino says he is happy at Tottenham and feels valued amid reports linking him with the Manchester United managerial job
It has been reported severally that United see Pochettino as the only contender to replace Jose Mourinho in the summer.
But Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes has denied that the Portuguese could leave Old Trafford and Pochettino, who was also rumoured to be a target for Real Madrid earlier this season, has reiterated that he is entirely content in his current job.
Asked if he expects speculation about his position to continue as long as Spurs are struggling to compete for the title, Pochettino said: “I don’t know. The most important thing is I feel so happy here. I think Tottenham has given me the value.
“I don’t know the answer but I feel happy here in Tottenham because I feel the recognition for our job.
“When [Spurs chairman] Daniel Levy extended our contract for five years, it’s because he believed in that moment and period that we’re the best people to manage this boat, this club. That is a massive recognition for us.
“I don’t need to listen to what goes around and when people say ‘we’re nice guys and maybe we have some ideas about football’. The most important thing is how the people make you feel in your home.'”