Harry Kane offers his opinion on speculation surrounding Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham future

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Harry Kane has been asked about speculation linking Mauricio Pochettino with a move elsewhere.

Spurs striker Harry Kane has told the Tottenham Journal that Mauricio Pochettino's future is up to him, but is trying not to focus on speculation.

Tottenham moved up to second place in the Premier League table after a 1-0 win over Watford on Saturday afternoon, with full back Kieran Trippier notching the only goal of the game.

The win leaves Spurs just five points off top spot, and manager Mauricio Pochettino has earned plaudits for turning this Tottenham team into legitimate title contenders.

Champions League football is well within their grasp, and with the likes of Hugo Lloris, Toby Alderweireld, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane all impressing, Spurs look to have their best squad in years.

Naturally, with Pochettino impressing so much at White Hart Lane, speculation has been surrounding his future with Spurs over the last month.

Reports from the Daily Mirror suggested that Manchester United wanted Pochettino to succeed Louis van Gaal at the end of the season, whilst the Daily Mail suggested that Chelsea viewed the Argentine as a possible long-term replacement for Jose Mourinho.

Now, striker Harry Kane - whose career has taken off thanks to Pochettino - has told the Tottenham Journal that Pochettino's future is obviously up to him, but he is trying to stay focused amid rumours about the 'top, top manager', as Kane describes him.

"That’s down to him," said Kane. "Obviously he’s a great manager, he’s done great things already in his time here - it’s only been a short time. There’s going to be speculation. There’s been speculation about a lot of our players, so we’ve just got to stay focused."

"Everyone’s happy at the club and we’re all going in the right direction. When people are talking it shows that you must be doing something right. He’s a top, top manager and he’s a top-class man as well," he added.

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