Thursday 19 April 2018

Man United and PSG will have to look elsewhere as Spurs secure shrewd Pochettino's future

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino

Tom Allnutt

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has announced he plans to extend his contract by two years until 2021.

The Argentinian has steered Spurs to second place in the Barclays Premier League and the north Londoners still have an outside chance of winning the title, trailing Leicester by seven points with three games to go.

Pochettino's success has inevitably led to speculation that other clubs may try to recruit him, with some reports claiming Manchester United would view him as a good fit to replace Louis van Gaal.

But he is now poised to extend his contract with Tottenham and said on Friday: "It was an easy decision when you feel the love of the people and the potential of the club is massive, so why change?

"We create a good atmosphere on the training ground and I think we can achieve big things in the future. I believe in this project and this club. I want to stay here."

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