Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has declined to comment on mounting speculation that Tottenham executives are pursuing him as a replacement for the soon-to-be-deposed Tim Sherwood.
When questioned on reports linking him to the Spurs managerial post, the Argentinian was respectfully tight-lipped.
“Many things are bandied around and spoken and there are a lot of rumours thrown around,” he said.
Pochettino has impressed a number of Europeans clubs this season with the manner in which his Southampton side have performed. Their slick, attractive brand of football is in no small part attributable to the 42-year-old's effective coaching methods.
Speaking on his future at St Mary's, Pochettino said he'd sit down with the board after the Manchester United fixture to formulate a long-term plan for the club.
“I have the same goals, the same wishes. Of course I want to be successful, to be ambitious and always to improve as a manager.
“This Sunday when the game finishes with Manchester United a project of five years that has been happening will come to an end.
“It’s up the board to discuss with me the new project that will be in place starting next season."
With Adam Lallana and Luke Shaw attracting a host of suitors from the Premier League, the former Espanyol centre-back will no doubt be fielding numerous questions throughout the off-season on Southampton's prize assets. When asked about Liverpool's reported Lallana interest, Pochettino said:
“I pretty much have the same information as you have, the same as you received through the media.
“The club has not spoken to me officially about anything so I have the same information as you have.”
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