Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino confessed that he can’t make any promises he will still be at the club next season.
The Argentine’s eye-catching progress at Spurs over the last four years has earned him plenty of plaudits after converting the club into regular top-four finishers in the Premier League, despite their limited resources.
Due to this, Pochettino has been frequently linked with a switch to Real Madrid in La Liga along with Manchester United.
Even though the Red Devils have enjoyed a brilliant start under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, it’s understood that Pochettino remains the strong favourite to replace Jose Mourinho at United.
But the former Southampton coach does plan on fulfilling the five-year deal he signed at Spurs back in May even if he can’t guarantee his short-term future.
“I can’t promise that,” said Pochettino via Yahoo, when asked if he can promise that he will still be Spurs manager next term.
“It depends on the mood of my chairman, on the decision of the company, it’s not only my decision.
“I signed for five years. I am respecting my contract. But to sign a five-year contract does not mean you’ll be here forever.”
Pochettino added: “I love my job and of course I love a big challenge. When I arrived at Tottenham, I knew very well the challenge would be tough.
“We are victims of our own success, the club was at a different level. I am a very positive person — I am going to stick with the club until the end to help the club achieve all they want.”
Spurs will host Watford at Wembley tonight in their next Premier League match, where they will be hoping to capitalise on Manchester City’s shock 2-1 defeat to Newcastle United by claiming victory to close the gap to just two points in third.
The game between Spurs and Watford will begin at 21:00 (CET).