Friday, May 24, 2024

Pochettino Pens New Deal

Tottenham Gaffer Mauricio Pochettino has put pen to paper on a new 5-year deal with the north London club. The new deal will see him stay with Spurs until the summer of 2023. 

Mauricio Pochettino, 46, left Southampton to join Tottenham back in the May of 2014. Since then, although he is yet to win a Trophy at White Hart Lane he has secured a top-3 finish in each of the last three seasons.

“I am delighted we have agreed a new, extended contract with Mauricio,” said Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

Tottenham have also handed our new contracts to members of Poch’s backroom staff with Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Toni Jimenez all agreeing to extend their stay in North London.

Spurs are currently looking forward to returning to White Hart Lane after spending the 2017/18 campaign in temporary accommodation at Wembley Stadium. However, sources from within the construction site believe they’re roughly 6 months behind schedule at present.

“I am honoured to have signed a new long-term contract as we approach one of the most significant periods in the club’s history and be the manager that will lead this team into our new world-class stadium,” said Pochettino.

Pochettino gets longer deal despite lack of trophies

“This is a special club – we always strive to be creative in the way we work both on and off the pitch and will continue to stick to our principles in order to achieve the success this club deserves.”

Mauricio Pochettino has been a revelation since he first arrived in the Premier League with Southampton. Recently surpassing 200 games as a Premier League manager Tottenham have found a manager who can provide consistent Champions League football, having done so for the 3rd successive campaign.

“We have been on an extraordinary journey and the times ahead look even more exciting as the club enters the next phase in its history,” added Levy.

“Mauricio has fostered an incredible spirit in the team and has embraced a style of play our fans have loved watching. I know they will welcome this commitment by Mauricio.”

Mauricio Pochettino’s future had been under speculation with rumours fo a move to either Manchester United or Real Madrid in the summer. He did nothing to squash the rumours after the 2-1 F.A Cup semi-final defeat to United in April where he said ” [Tottenham] need more time with me or another”.

It seems Mauricio Pochettino knows exactly what he’s doing, however. after the 5-4 victory in the season closer vs Leicester City, Poch said the club needs to “take risks” to improve.

Spurs haven’t tasted a trophy since the 2008 League Cup victory.

“Daniel and I have spoken at length about our aspirations for this football club. We both share the same philosophies to achieve long-term, sustainable success,” added Pochettino, who has led the club to a 5th, 3rd, 2nd and a 3rd place finish. Their second consecutive finish above north-London rivals Arsenal.

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