Pochettino rules out Spurs exit

17 May 2017 09:03:45 EST

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino has pledged his future to the club, who he expects to challenge for the Premier League title again next season.

The Argentinian has been mentioned as a possible target for Inter Milan this summer, but Pochettino has no target other than trying to help Spurs win a third league title in their history.

There are many rumours, but I am committed with the club, no reason to leave the club.

Mauricio Pochettino

Ahead of a Thursday evening clash with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium, he told reporters: "There is no buy-out clause in my contract, I will stay here next season.

"There are many rumours, but I am committed with the club, no reason to leave the club. I will be here for pre-season.

"We were so close again this season, but like last season it was not enough. I am sure next season we will try again to fight. We need to do better, be stronger, improve in every area to try to win."

The South American, who took charge of Spurs in May 2014, is under contract until the summer of 2021, having previously enjoyed spells at the helm of Espanyol and Southampton.

Meanwhile, Pochettino has admitted that he may have to alter his tactics for the trip to Leicester on Thursday, with both Kyle Walker (ankle) and Kieran Trippier (concussion) ruled out.

Pochettino could opt to move Eric Dier to cover at right-back, or decide to switch to a three-man defence against a Foxes outfit also hit by a number of injury absences.

Spurs are 8/1 to win 2-1 at Leicester on Thursday evening, with Harry Kane - who has scored in four of his last six games - 4/5 to find the net at any time.

Victor Wanyama, the opening goalscorer in the 2-1 win over Manchester United last time out, is 22/1 to score the first goal of the game again.

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