Mauricio Pochettino clarifies Tottenham future amid recent speculation, answers question about Spain return

Mauricio Pochettino says he loves managing in England.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has told Marca that England is the 'best place' to enjoy management, but wouldn't completely rule out a move back to Spain.

Pochettino, 43, has become one of the Premier League's top managers, as having impressed with Southampton, he is now working wonders with Spurs.

His side, which has become synonymous with the development of young players thanks to the likes of Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane, currently sit second in the Premier League table, and have a real shot at winning the title.

Tottenham head into this weekend's crunch battle with Manchester City just five points behind league leaders Leicester City, and fans are excited about the club's most promising squad in years - and much of that is down to Pochettino.

Yet, just as Dimitar Berbatov, Gareth Bale and Luka Modric all found out, impressing at White Hart Lane can lead to plenty of speculation about your future.

The London Evening Standard recently reported that Premier League rivals Chelsea and Manchester United are both keen on Pochettino come the end of the season, but Spurs are confident of keeping the former Argentina boss at the club.

Now, Pochettino has spoken to Marca about his future, stating that he is certainly happy in England despite many touting him for Barcelona or Real Madrid, suggesting that he is happy at Tottenham and has no current plans to leave - but isn't thinking about his future too much, which is wise considering Spurs' title challenge.

"I love England," said Pochettino. "We are happy, my family too. I think the Premier League is the most competitive league. Financially it is the strongest. I sincerely believe that all the conditions exist to continue here and to continue enjoying the culture here. You go to a local stadium and you can find 20,000 people. That is highly valued by all who love the sport and are passionate, England is the best place to enjoy what you do."

"No, never. Clearly, you have dreams. You have to live day by day and not think too much about the future. What has to be will be," he added.

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