Tottenham boss Ryan Mason breaks silence on Mauricio Pochettino to Chelsea links

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Chelsea are on the verge of hiring Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino after Tottenham ignored him in their striker search.

Tottenham acting head coach Ryan Mason says the club is not distracted by reports former manager Mauricio Pochettino could potentially join rivals Chelsea and will rather channel their energy into winning football matches.

LondonWorld sources say Mauricio Pochettino is now discussing the length of the contract and backroom staff with Chelsea’s owners having waited without luck to get back the Tottenham job he lost in 2019.

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Argentine manager Pochettino, 51, led Tottenham to their first-ever Champions League final in 2019, and under him, the club enjoyed maximum satisfaction as one of the country’s top four sides.

He also transformed previously unknown talents like Son Hueng-min and Dele Alli into world-beaters. Pochettino also created an atmosphere where youngsters came through and Spurs fans have barely stopped chanting his name during home games.

But having been ignored by chairman Daniel Levy for the current vacant coaching role, Pochettino is closing in on becoming the first-ever former Tottenham manager to coach Chelsea but Mason says his immediate focus is to get his team winning winning foobtall matches and not what Chelsea are doing.

He told reporters ahead of their game against Manchester United: “From my point of view, no. The focus is on inside here. We won’t listen to and look at the outside noise.

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“Because there’s going to be outside noise. We have to focus on our job and our job is to get results on football pitch, and my feeling is that comes from the training ground so that’s our only focus right now.”

Both Chelsea and Tottenham have endured relatively difficult campaigns with the Blues 11th in the league table and Tottenham sixth.

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