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Tottenham confirm Mauricio Pochettino as new manager

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Tottenham have confirmed Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager.

The Argentinian resigned from his post as Southampton manager, and has put pen to paper on a five-year contract at White Hart Lane.

Pochettino will take Jesús Pérez, Miguel D'Agostino and Toni Jiménez with him to Spurs as part of his coaching staff.

In a statement on Tottenham's website, chairman Daniel Levy said: "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 joined Southampton from Espanyol last year and guided the south coast club to 8th place in the Premier League this season - accumulating the club's highest ever points total along the way.

He said of being named Spurs boss: "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."

The former Argentinian international replaces Tim Sherwood, who was let go earlier this month having taken over from Andre Villas-Boas in December.

Southampton will now be on the lookout for a new manager, with ex-Cardiff boss Malky Mackay currently the favourite for the job.

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