Mauricio Pochettino has ‘verbally agreed’ a new five-year deal as Tottenham manager.
Pochettino had three years remaining on his current deal at White Hart Lane, but the Argentinean has now confirmed that he has agreed a two-year contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2021.
The 44-year-old has steered Spurs to second place in the 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.”
Tottenham can stop sweating now, bless ’em.
If Pochettino stays at Tottenham until the end of the new five-year contract he'd be the club's longest-serving manager since Bill Nicholson
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) April 29, 2016