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Pochettino: No decision on Spurs future until after Champions League final

Mauricio Pochettino insists no decision will be made on his Tottenham future until after the Champions League final.

Spurs face Premier League rivals Liverpool in the final of Europe’s premier competition on June 1, looking to lift the trophy for the first time in the club’s history.

Pochettino, who has been linked with taking over at Italian champions Juventus insists his future at the club will not be discussed until after next month’s showpiece. He did however re-emphasise that he wants assurances over Spurs’ long-term plans and ambition before committing his future to the club.

“I will not make decisions about my future (until) after the final, it is important to know what the club’s future plan is,” Pochettino told El Partidazo de Cope.

“If we want to return to the Champions League final next year and fight with Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title, we need reinforcements.

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“City’s goal was to win the Champions League, ours to finish building our stadium.”

Pochettino was also asked about the possibility of managing Real Madrid, having previously been linked with a move to the Bernabeu.

Spurs will train at the Spanish giants facilities as they prepare for the final in Madrid, however, Pochettino insists he is focused solely on Tottenham despite a half-hearted comment from Real president Florentino Perez.

“Real Madrid? I have no other goals if I am not training Tottenham; football takes you where you deserve,” he added.

“Ahead of the final, we will train at [Real Madrid’s training centre] Valdebebas and sleep in a nearby hotel.

“I asked Florentino to let us sleep in the sports centre, but he told me that I can only sleep there when I become the coach of Real Madrid.”

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