Mauricio Pochettino Officially Signs New 5-Year Tottenham Hotspur Contract

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Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino has signed a new five-year contract with the club, despite reports he was a managerial target for Manchester United and his desire to eventually manage Paris Saint-Germain.

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Spurs Confirm Pochettino Deal

Thursday, May 12

The north London club revealed Pochettino inked a new contract ahead of the final day of the Premier League season. 

Pochettino Reveals Spurs Agreement

Friday, April 29

The Argentinian boss announced he has a verbal agreement with Spurs that will see him sign a two-year contract extension, per the Press Association.

Pochettino Reveals Paris Saint-Germain Dream

Wednesday, April 27

"I have always said that one day it would be a pleasure to manage a big club like Paris. It's part of my dreams," Pochettino told RMC, per TalkSport.

"I try to watch all of their games, especially in the Champions League and sometimes I speak with [PSG assistant coach] Jean-Louis Gasset," he continued. "Return to Paris one day, why not?"

Pochettino Reportedly Held Manchester United Talks

Tuesday, Feb. 9

"SunSport understands United chiefs have spoken to representatives of the Tottenham boss about succeeding Louis van Gaal," reported Neil Custis of the Sun.

"The United board want to sustain Alex Ferguson’s legacy of giving young players a chance to thrive," Custis continued.

Pochettino's Reputation Has Grown in England

The coach’s three years in England have seen his popularity skyrocket, first with Southampton and now with Spurs.

Pochettino was not a complete unknown when he arrived at the Saints, but many were sceptical at the depth of his ability and his capability to deal with life in the English league.

However, he has transformed two separate teams into exceptional opposition in the top division and deserves a shot at managing one of the elite sides of the world game.

United are likely to want a big name when the time comes to address their current managerial situation, and Pochettino would have been an obvious choice if they require a young and vibrant option who can provide longevity and balance.


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