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CAIRO – 1 June 2018: Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham Hotspur’s coach, spoke for the first time about possibly joining Real Madrid, after the resignation of Zinedine Zidane as coach of Real Madrid.
Mauricio Pochettino was in Barcelona on Friday, where he presents his book, written together with journalist Guillem Balagué, “Brave New World” at the Casa del Libre in Barcelona.
“I’m very happy at Tottenham,” Pochettino told a news conference. “It would be disrespectful to Daniel [for me to force a move. I’ve just renewed with Tottenham and I am happy.”
Previously, in different individual interviews, Mauricio Pochettino has also recognized, for example in the Spanish newspaper As that: “I live in the present - there is nothing more important than that. I enjoy what is happening and what has to be will be. The link now with Madrid is normal and I take it with all normality. I’m committed to Spurs and still have a long contract with them I just signed.”
The former Southampton coach has also acknowledged that there is no clause in his contract regarding a possible offer from Real Madrid. Pochettino recently renewed until 2023 with Tottenham.
“I’m so happy and proud of the faith Spurs and Levy [Tottenham’s president] have shown to me. That’s the most important thing for me. Today. What happened over the last day has increased expectations of the book release. But I’m happy.”