Poyet dismisses Newcastle reports

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Tottenham first-team coach Gus Poyet has insisted there is "nothing at all" in reports linking him to the vacant Newcastle manager's job.

The Uruguayan has been installed as one of the favourites to replace Kevin Keegan after the former England striker quit St James' Park for the second time last week.

Keegan left after disagreeing with the club's hierarchy over the transfers of several players which he felt were carried out without his consent.

The presence of Dennis Wise as Newcastle's executive director (football) was seen as a major reason for Keegan's discontent, but given Poyet's successful partnership with his former Chelsea team-mate at Leeds, he was immediately seen as a candidate for the job.

But Poyet insists he has no plans for a reunion with Wise in the north-east and is happy with life under Juande Ramos at White Hart Lane.

"It's very clear that it's nothing at all," he told www.tottenhamhotspur.com.

"I'm very happy here. I've had almost a year back at the club with Juande and (Spurs coach) Marcos (Alvarez).

"This is just speculation and it's all too easy because of my relationship with Dennis Wise.

"It's nothing to worry about and all I intend to do is relax and continue with my job."

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