What Pochettino said when asked about Real Madrid rumours

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Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has committed his future to the club and rubbished links to Real Madrid.

Reports in The Sun on Friday claimed that the Spanish giants were weighing up a £40million offer to tempt Tottenham in parting with their manager who only signed a new five-year contract extension in May.

Madrid only appointed former Spain coach Julen Lopetegui during the summer, but currently finds his club in seventh place in La Liga and four points behind Barcelona.

Pochettino was heavily linked with a switch to the Bernabeu following Zinedine Zidane’s resignation after lifting his third successive Champions League title but committed his future to his project at Tottenham.

The Spurs boss was asked during the press conference ahead of Monday’s match against Manchester City about the speculation.

Pochettino told The Mirror that he expects to lead out his side at the new stadium: “When we move, I expect to move there,”

“Only Daniel (Levy) can say ‘the club is going to move, but you gaffer no.’”

“I don’t have social media, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, nothing, I don’t receive information,” he added.

“That’s why my head, my face, I look younger than I really am. Stuff like that happens in football. You can not change anything. It’s normal in this business.”

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