Having solidly finished second on the English Premiership League (EPL) table for the 2016/17 season, Tottenham manager, Mr. Mauricio Pochettino said he is committed to staying at the club. He vehemently denied reports of a buy-out clause in his contract that is fueling the rumour that he was on his way out of the club. The 45-year-old Argentine has been in charge at Spurs since joining from Southampton in May 2014 on a five-year deal.
It would be recalled that in May of 2016, he signed a contract extension, which commits him to the club until 2021. He told British media: “There are many rumours, but I am committed with the club. “There is no reason to leave. I will be here for pre-season. There is no buy-out clause in my contract, I will stay here next season,” he said.
Earlier in the season, speculation grew that Pochettino was being considered for the soon-to-be vacant manager’s job at Barcelona after he met with the club’s president. However, ex-Espanyol coach Pochettino later said the position would be “impossible” for him to take.
“I’m an Espanyol supporter – I think then I don’t need to speak too much,” he said, highlighting the rivalry with city neighbours Barca. Spurs, who on Sunday played their final game are guaranteed to finish second in the Premier League this season, their highest finish since 1963, meaning that Pochettino has broken a 54 years old Tottenham jinx.