South American trainer has guided the Saints to an eighth-place finish in the league this season.
Highly rated young Southampton head coach Mauricio Pochettino has remained tight-lipped about his future at St Mary’s this summer, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The Argentinian trainer has been heavily linked with replacing under-pressure Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood at White Hart Lane next season, with the former Spurs midfielder expected to be relieved of his duties at the north London club at some point this summer.
However, when quizzed on those rumours ahead of the south coast club’s final Premier League match of the season against champions Manchester United at St Mary’s on Sunday afternoon, Pochettino remained coy on the subject matter and gave little away, with all the 42-year-old would say was: “I have the same goals, the same wishes.
“Of course I want to be successful, to be ambitious and always to improve as a manager.
“This Sunday when the game finishes with Manchester United a project of five years that has been happening will come to an end.
“It’s up the board to discuss with me the new project that will be in place starting next season.
“It’s not really up to me to decide when those talks happen but the club overall has to explain to me what this new project consists of and how it’s going to start next season.”
Meanwhile, when pressed on the rumours linking the ex-Espanyol manager with the Spurs job, Pochettino said: “Many things are bandied around and spoken and there are a lot of rumours thrown around.”