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The manager, along with Ajax head coach Frank de Boer, is a target to replace Tim Sherwood at the end of the season, with Spurs recently intensifying their interest

Mauricio Pochettino has failed to commit his long-term future to Southampton amid links with the Tottenham job.

Pochettino has been at the forefront of Spurs' thoughts ever since they decided to replace Tim Sherwood at the end of the season, with Ajax coach Frank de Boer also a target.

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The Argentine has guided Southampton to a record Premier League points haul this season, but refused to shed any light on his plans beyond the end of the term.

"I am not one to talk about my own personal situation," Pochettino is quoted as saying by The Telegraph. "I do not like to talk about my own contract situation.

"I am just focused on being manager of this team and doing what is best for this team.

Speculation has raged over Pochettino's future since Nicola Cortese stepped down as Southampton chairman in January.

The Swiss was thought to have played a key role in bringing the former defender to St Mary's Stadium, but Pochettino will leave any talks over his future on the south coast until the season is over.

He added: "I am focused completely on this competition. I understand all the rumours surrounding me and the future of the players, but these things will be spoken about at the end of the season.

"I understand all the rumours surrounding me and the future of the players, but these things will be spoken about at the end of the season.

"It is only normal that these things will come up. I still have one year on my contract. It is logical that these rumours will come up."

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