Pochettino extends Spurs stay

Mauricio Pochettino has signed a new five-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur to keep him at the North London club until 2023.

The Argentinian manager has been with Spurs since May 2014 when he joined from Southampton and has guided the club to top three finishes in each of his three seasons.

Tottenham finished third again this past season after reaching the second round of the Champions League which included taking four points off, and finishing above, eventual winners Real Madrid, in the group stage.

The London club spent this past season at Wembley Stadium whilst White Hart Lane is undergoing a re-build which is expected to be completed in time for the start of next season.

Pochettino is quoted as saying:

“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.

“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 tipped to one day manager either Real Madrid or Manchester United but has yet to win a trophy during his three years with Tottenham.  They were eliminated at the semi-final stages of this past season’s FA Cup at the hands of Manchester United.

He recently became the first non-European to take charge of 200 Premier League games as a manager.