Mauricio Pochettino
Pochettino was calm about his future in north London despite growing interest from other clubs. Getty

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says he is still very happy at White Hart Lane after being linked with both Manchester United and Chelsea. Under the Argentine's management, Tottenham have launched their first real title challenge in the Premier League era and are within two points of leaders Leicester with 12 games of the season remaining.

The former Espanyol head coach has been a resounding success on these shores, having shone at Southampton before making the move to north London. His rise as one of the league's best young coaches has led to Chelsea identifying him as one of four possible candidates to take over from interim boss Guus Hiddink at the end of the season, according to The Times, while The Mirror suggest United have also considered him as Louis van Gaal's successor.

But Pochettino appears unfazed by the speculation: "I am very happy to be in England and very happy at Tottenham. I think it is fantastic, we create a fantastic atmosphere at this club, all the staff, the people that work in the club, the players, the supporters, it is fantastic," he told a press conference ahead of the Europa League clash with Fiorentina.

"It was great against Manchester City to show the commitment of the players, the staff and the supporters and that we share the same values."

Pochettino signed a five-year contract upon his arrival at the club in the summer of 2014. The club's excellent campaign has prompted suggestions of a new deal being offered his way but when asked on a possible extension by the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust, chairman Daniel Levy appeared in no rush to offer the manager a new deal.

Minutes taken from the meeting between the Trust and Levy note: "In response to fan questions, THST asked when MP [Mauricio Pochettino] would be rewarded with a new contract? DL [Daniel Levy] replied there are 3.5 years left on the current one at this stage."