Pochettino's response when asked whether he would leave Tottenham for England job

Mauricio Pochettino was coy when asked whether he could become England manager one day.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has told the Daily Mail that he is 'open for the future' after being asked whether he would become England manager.

Spurs have lost just once in the Premier League this season, and that solitary defeat came on the opening day away at Manchester United in a narrow 1-0 loss.

Since then, Spurs have been one of the top sides in the Premier League, with an exciting brand of football on offer at White Hart Lane - as well as the chance to see some of the best up-and-coming English talent.

Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane all feature on a regular basis for Spurs, and they have one man to thank for their development - Pochettino.

Pochettino has given young players every chance to impress at Tottenham, and Spurs are becoming the leading side at producing England internationals.

Now, Pochettino's work at White Hart Lane has led to questions over whether he could become a future England manager, despite being an Argentine.

Such a situation would have stunned people not long ago, but his great work with young English players is undeniable - but he told the Daily Mail that whilst he is open to many things in the future, he is focused on his work at Tottenham, with a crucial game against Chelsea on Sunday.

"You never know in football. I am always open for the future," said Pochettino. "It is very difficult for me to answer but you never know what will happen in the future."

"If someone had asked me three or four years ago whether I would work in England, I would have said, "Of course not, because I don't speak English". But then the owner of Southampton called me and said he wanted me to manage their team. Now I am here at Tottenham and speaking English. But I am very happy here at Tottenham. I enjoy it a lot. I find the people and the chairman have a very good philosophy," he added.

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