Pochettino to manage Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino has been appointed Tottenham head coach, leaving Southampton to pen a five-year deal at White Hart Lane.

Last Updated: 27/05/14 at 23:06 Post Comment

Mauricio Pochettino: To leave Southampton for White Hart Lane

Mauricio Pochettino: To leave Southampton for White Hart Lane

Pochettino, who has signed a five-year contact, had been widely tipped to succeed Tim Sherwood after guiding Southampton to their highest-ever Premier League finish of eighth place last season.

After joining Southampton following the sacking of Nigel Adkins in January 2013, Pochettino also helped develop home-grown talent such as the England pair of Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy told the club's website: "In Mauricio I believe we have a head coach who, with his high energy, attacking football, will embrace the style of play we associate with our club.

"He has a proven ability to develop each player as an individual, whilst building great team spirit and a winning mentality.

"We have a talented squad that Mauricio is excited to be coaching next season."

Pochettino added: "This is a club with tremendous history and prestige and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be its head coach.

"There is an abundance of top-class talent at the club and I am looking forward to starting work with the squad.

"Tottenham Hotspur has a huge following across the world and I have great admiration for the passion the fans show for this team.

"We are determined to give the supporters the kind of attacking football and success that we are all looking to achieve."

Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger has pledged to continue to develop the club and said the search for a new manager has already started.

Krueger said: "The club has been on a constant path of growth since the arrival of Markus Liebherr in 2009.

"This growth took place before Mauricio came, it continued strongly under his leadership, and it will continue into the next season. The board's job is to find opportunity in this challenge and to continue to move the club forward.

"We have begun the search for a new high-calibre manager.

"We will be looking for a manager that shares our values, our principles and our philosophy; a manager who can continue to grow the first team and build on our strong foundation - a foundation led by an ambitious vision and plan that continues to build on our world-class academy, our amazing 129-year heritage and our excellent staff, and rewards our loyal and passionate fan base."

Pochettino has also taken his back-room staff to White Hart Lane with Jesus Perez (assistant head coach), Miguel D'Agostino (first team coach) and Toni Jimenez (goalkeeping coach) all following him to north London.

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Sky Bet Championship: Oscar Garcia appointed Watford head coach

Watford have named former Brighton and Hove Albion manager Oscar Garcia as their new head coach.

Transfer news: Everton complete loan deal for David Henen from Olympiakos

Everton beat Monday’s transfer deadline to sign Belgian forward David Henen on a season-long loan from Olympiakos.

Transfer Deadline Day: Hull City splash out but Radamel Falcao move to Manchester United makes headlines

Hull were the most active club on deadline day but it was Man Utd's signing of Radamel Falcao which grabbed headlines.

Mail Box

Danny Welbeck - Yes, No And Maybe

And understandably busy Mailbox with the instant reactions with those happy and sad on their club's transfer dealings. On Welbeck, Arsenal, United, Spurs and loans...

It's That Time Again: 'Wenger Out'

Are Arsenal fans the ficklest in the Premier League? That's one question in the mailbox as Gooners call for Wenger to leave (again). Plus, plenty of reaction to Falcao...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property