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Mauricio Pochettino signs new five-year Tottenham Hotspur contract

Pochettino signs new five-year Spurs contract

24/05/2018 at 15:59Updated 24/05/2018 at 17:41

Mauricio Pochettino has committed his future to Tottenham Hotspur by signing a new five-year contract.

Pochettino, 46, joined Spurs in 2014 and under his management the club have become a consistent fixture in the top four and finished second in 2016/17.

He spent the latter part of this season being coy on his future, with reports suggesting that he wanted more backing in the transfer market from chairman Daniel Levy.

However in a huge boost to Spurs he has now signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2023 with Jesus Perez, Miguel D'Agostino and Toni Jimenez all also agreeing to new deals.

Pochettino said "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 new contract is reported to be worth £8.5 million annually over the five years which will make him the third-highest paid manager in the Premier League behind Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.

"I am delighted that we have agreed a new, extended contract with Mauricio," Levy said.

"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."