Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that club chairman Daniel Levy is easily agitated about losing him to any European club.
It was recently reported that Manchester United and Real Madrid are in the race for a signature of Pochettino.
The Red Devils are in a catastrophic run this season with Jose Mourinho side have managed just seven wins so far.
Real Madrid, who recently suffered a 3-0 defeat at Russia side CSKA Moscow in their Champions League showdown, are also in a poor run following Zinedine Zidane’s exit.
Therefore, both are targeting the Tottenham boss to replace their current managers.
Pochettino, who signed a new five-year deal with Spurs in the summer, has revealed Levy is because of the rumours.
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The Argentine said: “I don’t know if there are some offers or not that he knows about, that he has, or not.”
“He’s a worried man. He suffers. Because he’s jealous of me. It’s normal, no? He’s a very jealous person! Why is he jealous? Because of the rumours.”
“He doesn’t laugh when we speak about it. Maybe he is worried, he is concerned about them. It’s not nice for Daniel to hear all that, of course.”
“But I prefer the newspapers are saying this than Tottenham are going to sack me or we are in a delicate situation. I am not worried, of course.”
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When asked if he can keep reassuring Levy of staying at Spurs, Pochettino said: “Me? No. In football, there are many things you don’t need to do.”
“It’s like when the sporting director or the president appears and says, ‘No, no, no. The manager is going to be here. We trust in him’. But lose the next game and you’re out.”
“If you need to reassure someone it’s because you are thinking in different ways.”
Tottenham, who have already qualified for the Champions League knockout stage, will face Burnley on Saturday afternoon at Wembley Stadium.