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Pochettino ‘happy and excited’ at Spurs despite Real Madrid links

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has reiterated just how happy he is at White Hart Lane, despite widespread speculation linking him with taking over from the recently departed Zinedine Zidane at Champions League winners Real Madrid.

The 46-year-old coach recently signed a new £8.5 million-a-season five year contract with Spurs, that is said to include guarantee’s of a substantial transfer budget and a cessation to the North London club waiting until the end of the transfer window to try and secure deals for new players.

However, Zidane’s shock announcement that he would be walking away from Real with immediate effect has rocked the world of football, and Pochettino has been mentioned as one of the leading contenders to on the manger job at the Bernabeu.

While the Argentine coach did admit he would have to listen to any potential offer from the 13 times European Champions, he also revealed just how much he is enjoying his time at Spurs:

“I think that our project is so exciting,” he told Sky Sports.

“I am so happy and I’m so excited. I signed a new contract 10 days ago – what is going to happen tomorrow, I don’t know, but I will always tell you ‘football is football,’ football will put you in your place always.

“I think, like I explained before in Spanish, the most important thing is to explain day by day that life is very short and we need to spend the day thinking and enjoying life.

“We can’t be thinking too much and worrying about what is happening tomorrow.

“I am so happy in Tottenham and I’m so proud that Tottenham showed the commitment and trust in the way that Daniel Levy showed me 10 days ago, and of course, we have a lot of dreams, we have a lot of objectives.”

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