Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino. Photo: Dylan Martinez/Reuters
Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that talks with chairman Daniel Levy over his and Tottenham Hotspur's future will be put on hold until after the Champions League final.
Tottenham minds were already on the Champions League yesterday, when their fans turned out to see off the players before they head to Madrid, and Everton supporters were more interested in cheering Manchester City goals at Brighton.
Christian Eriksen's free-kick ensured Spurs did not finish their domestic season with three defeats after Everton had come from behind with goals from Theo Walcott and Cenk Tosun following Eric Dier opening the scoring.
But, in truth, nobody cared much. Everton fans went home happy that Liverpool were not champions and Tottenham can now start their preparations for the final.
Pochettino has suggested that he could quit Tottenham after the Champions League final and wants to know Levy's plans for the future before making a decision. But, despite having almost three weeks between the last Premier League game and the final, Pochettino does not plan any serious talks with Levy until after the Liverpool clash.
"The focus and the energy has to be on helping the players arrive in the best condition and design the plan to try to win," said Pochettino.
"What happens happens and, for sure, we are going to talk. But now is about being focused on working hard and how we are going to manage and handle the players to arrive in the best condition. I think we can make history."
Asked if his players would get time off, Pochettino replied: "They will only have two days off now, Monday and Tuesday, then we start to work." (© Daily Telegraph, London)