Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino delivers emphatic response to Real Madrid rumours

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur waves prior to The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Newport County and Tottenham Hotspur at Rodney Parade on January 27, 2018 in...

The Tottenham Hotspur boss has been heavily linked with the Real Madrid manager's post.

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Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino addressed the media today ahead of his side's huge clash with Manchester United at Wembley tomorrow night, and responded to questions asking him whether he could manage Real Madrid one day, as quoted by popular football news website Football.London.

The 45-year-old was handed the reigns at Tottenham in May 2014, and he has since established himself as one of the best managers in the game, transforming Spurs into perennial title contenders and implementing an attractive brand of football at the club in the process.

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and...

Unfortunately for the Lilywhites, though, his fine work has not gone unnoticed, with European giants Real Madrid thought to be keen admirers of the Argentine.

Pochettino dismissed rumours of a switch to the Bernabeu, though, when speaking to reporters today, as quoted by popular football news website Football.London:

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotpur  gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane on...

"I think we need to be focused on this game. I’m focused on Tottenham, I’m happy here, three more years [on my contract] here. That is all."

Despite Pochettino earning plaudits for the job he has done in north London, he is still yet to guide his side to a trophy, and that will surely have to change soon, if Madrid are to try and prise him away from Spurs.

Los Blancos are well renowned for being ruthless when it comes to giving managers time to produce the goods, and the Argentine is more known for developing young players over a prolonged period.

It doesn't exactly seem like a match made in heaven, but will certainly be one to keep an eye on nevertheless.

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