Mauricio Pochettino has insisted that he will not be leaving Tottenham Hotspur this summer in order to take up the Argentina job.
The Albiceleste are currently looking for a new boss to replace Gerard Martino, who quit after seeing his side fall to defeat in the Copa America final earlier this summer.
Given his impressive work as a coach, particularly more recently with Southampton and Tottenham, Pochettino was naturally paired with the job.
However, as reported by The Sun, he told the media at a press conference ahead of a friendly with Juventus in the International Champions Cup in Australia that he doesn’t intend on leaving White Hart Lane.
“I think the speculation is normal because I am an Argentinian coach at a top club in England.
“There are a lot of rumours that appear but I am very happy at Tottenham and so for that reason this is not the right moment for me.”
The 44-year-old led Spurs to a third-place finish in the Premier League last season, and aside from a late blip, they were in the running for the title for the most part.
In an attempt to build on that success, the Argentine tactician has already bolstered his squad with the signings of the likes of Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen, and he will undoubtedly want to see the job through and continue to develop the club.
With exciting new plans on and off the pitch in the future, Spurs are certainly on the rise and it will be seen by many as being imperative that they keep Pochettino as the architect of their success.
It would surely have been a tough decision to make though given it’s a dream for many coaches to manage their national team, but it’s clear where his loyalty lies for now.