Mauricio Pochettino has insisted he is committed to Tottenham and does not fear the sack.
Speculation about the Spurs manager’s future has increased after his side’s troubled spell continued with a 3-0 defeat at Brighton.
It came days after a Champions League hammering by Bayern Munich.
Speaking at a news conference after the Brighton loss, Pochettino was asked if he feared for his future.
“No I am not worried, what worries me is life – not football,” he replied.
It is all a far cry from last season’s run to the Champions League final.
Pochettino was lauded then and linked with jobs at the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Now the Argentine is under real pressure – and hasn’t been helped by speculation surrounding the likes of Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.
All three players are in the final year of their contracts – and they all played in the defeat at Brighton.
“Football is a game that sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. The problem for us – it was win, win, win and it was praise for everyone,” Pochettino said.
“Now in the last two games it was a tough situation to accept. But I don’t want to be a philosopher or talk in a way that is not good.”