Mauricio Pochettino and his backroom staff of Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Toni Jimenez agree new five-year deals at Spurs
PUBLISHED: 16:30 24 May 2018
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The Argentinean said: “Daniel Levy and I have spoken at length about our aspirations for Tottenham Hotspur. We both share the same philosophies
Mauricio Pochettino has signed a new five-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur which should put to bed any rumours the Argentinean could leave the club this summer.
The 46-year-old’s previous Spurs contract ran until June 2021 and there had been some concern in recent weeks the former Southampton boss could depart.
But this announcement that Pochettino and his backroom staff have agreed extensions to their current deals should ease fears the popular Lilywhites boss may exit N17 any time soon, despite reporting interest from Real Madrid and Chelsea.
Key men behind the scenes at Spurs - Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Toni Jimenez - are all contracted until the summer of 2023 and will lead Tottenham into their new home which will be completed later this year.
Pochettino has transformed the north Londoners from a team on the peripheral of the top-four to Champions League regulars with the club set to compete in Europe’s elite competition for the third consecutive season in the 2018/19 campaign.
Chairman Daniel Levy told the official club website: “I am delighted that we have agreed a new, extended contract with Mauricio.
“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.
“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.”
Pochettino added: “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 just one of the factors that makes this one of the most exciting jobs in world football and we are already making plans to ensure we continue to build on the great work that everyone has contributed to over the past four years.
“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.
“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.”
Pochettino’s quotes will be music to the ears of Spurs supporters fearing he may depart considering some of his statements towards the end of the campaign and in his final press conference of the season on May 13.
He spoke about the need for Tottenham to be brave and take risks and it appears Levy is in full agreement now is the time for the club to do so.
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