Pochettino insists he remains committed to Spurs amid Manchester United links

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that he remains fully committed to the North London club despite rumours circulating yesterday suggesting Manchester United were preparing a move for the Argentine coach.

As we reported yesterday Manchester United have allegedly decided that Pochettino is their number one target to replace Jose Mourinho in the Old Trafford hotseat and are prepared to spend up to £40 million to prise him away from Spurs.

The 46-year-old is one of Europe’s most highly-rated young coaches having guided Spurs to three consecutive top four finishes, despite operating with only a fraction of the transfer budget of several of his rivals.

Pochettino signed a five year contract extension with Spurs at the end of last season and he has moved to distance himself from reports linking him with a move away from the North London club.

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“Tottenham has given me value,” he told the press ahead of his sides away trip Leicester City today.

“I feel happy here in Tottenham because I feel the recognition for our job. We feel that.

“When (chairman) Daniel Levy extended my contract for five years, it is because he believed in that moment and period, we are the best people to manage this boat and this club. It is recognition for us.

“I don’t need to listen about what goes around. The most important thing is how you are made to feel in your home.”

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