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Pochettino fails to give any assurances on his long-term Spurs future

Mauricio Pochettino admits he is unsure of his long-term future at Tottenham ahead of his side’s big game against Liverpool.

The Spurs manager had been linked with the managerial vacancies at Manchester United and Real Madrid, though both positions have now been filled by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Zinedine Zidane respectively.

When questioned on his future the Argentine failed to give any assurances over his long-term plans, admitting situations can change quickly within football.

“But again it’s the same question as two months ago, three months ago,’’ Pochettino told his pre-match press conference ahead of the Liverpool fixture.

“Why has it changed? It does not depend only on me, it’s about Daniel (Levy). Of course I know he is happy with me and that is what he is telling me.

“But I understand Tottenham is bigger than one person. Tottenham is bigger than one player, Tottenham is bigger than everything.

“Always, you need to feel my position here is I need to fight every day to keep my position. That doesn’t mean I am not comfortable.

“Always I tell Jesus (Perez, assistant manager), we need to think that maybe tomorrow if we don’t care about our position maybe we can go away quick. Football changes the same very quickly.

“It’s difficult to say I am now happy and sure I will be here next season. If I said that and something wrong happened and I’m not here then you say, ‘Oh Pochettino said he will be here and now he’s not here’.

“I don’t say because maybe the rumour can be true or Daniel can say ‘it’s enough, I need another manager’.

“In my mind, always I am living today can be the last day, tomorrow can be the last day. That is my philosophy.

“Look at what happened at Real Madrid. Zidane said, ‘I go’, then two managers and not even the end of the season and he’s back. Who believed that?

“That is why in football, you must respect football because everything that today is white, tomorrow is black and then white again. I try to live with this respect and knowing things can turn so quickly.”

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