Jan Vertonghen
Vertonghen wants Tottenham stay. Reuters

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen has made a U-turn on his future at the club and insisted he has no desire to leave White Hart Lane.

The Belgian international hinted earlier this year he would consider a summer move if Spurs failed to clinch qualification for next season's Champions League.

"What I want is to be playing in the Champions League with Tottenham, so I hope we get in this year," Vertonghen said in February. "Do I have a decision to make if we don't? I can't say anything about that. Let's see after the end of the season, after the World Cup."

Tim Sherwood's failure to guide the club to a top four finish ultimately cost him his job but Vertonghen has dismissed talk he also on his way out of the club, insisting he is happy to remain in north London regardless of who is in charge.

A number of reports on Monday suggested Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino had entered talks with the club to replace Sherwood as talk of Frank de Boer taking over – who managed Vertonghen during his Ajax days – fades.

"I've got a couple more years at Tottenham and I'm happy, and I want to stay there, so it doesn't matter who the manager will be," Vertonghen said.

"He (De Boer) is a good manager but there are other good managers as well so, again, the chairman will make a good decision."

Vertonghen is one of 11 Premier League-based players in Belgium's World Cup squad who get their campaign in Brazil underway on 17 June against Algeria.

Having been so closely linked with a move away from Tottenham there has been suggestions that the Spurs star will use this summer's tournament to place himself in the shop window, but the defender insists his performances are unlikely to have a bearing on his future.

"I don't think that is one for us because we all play for nice teams already and we just want to do something nice for Belgium, not ourselves."