Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has joked chairman Daniel Levy is “worried” about the reports linking him with other jobs.
Pochettino has been linked repeatedly with the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United and his stock has increased yet further after he guided Spurs into the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Pochettino, brought to Tottenham in 2014, said, tongue in cheek, that Levy was “concerned” by the speculation, not that he felt the need to put his chairman’s mind at ease.
“He no laugh,” he said. “I don’t get bored (about reading them) but he maybe is worried, he is concerned.
“But it’s normal. It’s not nice for Daniel to hear all that history.
“It’s like in football, when appear the sporting director or the president and say, ‘No, no, no. The manager is going to be here. We trust in him.’ The next game, lose the game, out!
“If you reassure something it’s because you are thinking in different (ways). He’s a worry man! That is different. He suffers.”