Tottenham Hotspur have had a bizarre start of the season, clinching a tough draw with Manchester City after beating Aston Villa 3-1, but then losing 0-1 vs. Newcastle on an embarrassing fashion.
That plus the heartbreaking defeat they suffered at the hands of Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League final a couple of months ago fueled the rumors of Mauricio Pochettino's alleged desire to resign from the club.
That's why the Argentinean went on to dismiss said rumors ahead of his team's clash for the North London Derby vs. Unai Emery's Arsenal this Sunday.
"What can I say about stupid rumors?. After five years now I start my sixth season. You know how we worked this summer to rebuild and update because from each summer, version 2.0, 3.0 - now we’re version 6.0 MP software. Only social media can create something that stupid. I will not walk away after Sunday’s game. I will be working Monday and Tuesday and then going away for a few days and coming back to meet Daniel (Levy) and watch some internationals," Pochettino told the media, as quoted by Metro.
Moreover, he even mocked those who even betted on his resignation ahead of Arsenal's clash, and went as far as claiming that he'd love to extend his deal with the Spurs:
"Do you bet? It’s closed now! You lose your money! I was with Daniel (Levy) and Jesus (Perez), we were at dinner in London (Yesterday). It was very good. We talked about everything. We needed that conversation, very positive. The most important thing is to help the team on the pitch and make sure the communication is clear.
I hope that I can extend my life here. Sure it’s good for us and good for the club. In the end, it’s in the hands of the players and the results, and the last word will be with Daniel," Pochettino concluded.