Mauricio Pochettino dismisses rumours of him leaving Tottenham as 'stupid'

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'You bet, you lose!' - Pochettino on quit rumours

Mauricio Pochettino has dismissed speculation he will leave Tottenham after Sunday's north London derby with Arsenal as "stupid".

Some bookmakers stopped taking bets on the Argentine becoming the first Premier League manager to move on from his job after rumours he will quit on Monday began to spread on social media.

Pochettino said such stories create a "big, big problem that doesn't exist".

"I am not going to walk away after the north London derby," he added.

"I will be here on Monday and Tuesday."

Tottenham are seventh in the Premier League after a win, a draw and a defeat from their first three games.

The future of midfielder Christian Eriksen remains uncertain with the Denmark international linked with a move away from Spurs before the European transfer window closes on Monday.

On any players leaving before then, Pochettino said: "No news. No news is good news."

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You can't let Eriksen walk out of the door - Jenas

Analysis

Former Tottenham and England midfielder Jermaine Jenas on BBC Radio 5 Live's The Friday Football Social

Mauricio Pochettino seems to have drawn a line under it, but for the first time, I feel like he is close to leaving and the frustration is building. It's a long project but the minute you hit a brick wall and there is nothing more to do, what can he do? I feel we are at that place.

Tottenham would have gone into the summer full of energy but it has not been managed well. Daniel Levy probably has to carry the can on that one. In Mauricio's defence, he has held things together when they have not spent a penny, and now he wants to be backed.

You can deal with uncertainty over one player but we are talking about four players who usually start.

What do Tottenham want to be? If they are a big club that want to compete with Liverpool and Man City, have a look what they do. Of course, there are unhappy players at those clubs, but the nucleus of the squad is happy.

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