​Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has remained coy on his long-term future with the club, claiming that he will be "head coach of Dortmund at Augsburg [their next opponents]."

The former Mainz boss was replying to comments made by Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke, who claimed there had been a "disagreement."

Tuchel, speaking to ​Fox Sports prior to last weekend's 2-1 win against Hoffenheim, claimed that any argument between the two is simply "rumours."

"The rumours came up because of an interview Mr Watzke gave on Saturday, an important day," Tuchel said.

"It's his right, he's the boss, and we have to deal with it. So rumours are spreading and I am not commenting on it right now."

The 43-year-old coach has just one year remaining on his contract with talks expected to take place in the summer.

Tuchel stressed that "there is not a fight" between him and Watzke, and insisted that he is solely focused on winning the upcoming DFB Pokal final and finishing in the top three of the Bundesliga.


"We have big goals to reach," he added. Asked whether he would still be in charge next season, he said: "I am the head coach of Dortmund at Augsburg."

BVB sporting director Michael Zorc later told ​Bild"Our focus is on the final two Bundesliga games and the cup final in Berlin."

Nice coach Lucien Favre has been linked with a move to Dortmund should Tuchel leave at the end of the season, having guided the French club to their best Ligue 1 finish since the 1970s.