Mauricio Pochettino reveals he has verbally agreed a new deal with Spurs

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Mauricio Pochettino is expected to sign a new contract with Tottenham next week after revealing he has verbally agreed to extend his current deal until 2021.

In the week that he was rumoured to be interested in a move to Paris Saint-Germain, the news will be welcomed by anxious Spurs fans and players alike.

"It was an easy decision when you feel the love of the people and the potential of the club is massive, so why change?" he said in a statement, quoted by BBC Sport. 


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"I believe in this project and this club. I want to stay here."

Speculation ended

The Argentine boss has also been linked with a move to Manchester United, but he has finally put that speculation to bed after speaking to Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

Pochettino is set to receive a huge bonus as he has massively exceeded expectations this season.

Having begun the season aiming for a fourth-placed finish, Spurs went on to mount a sustained title challenge, and should still finish second, which will see them automatically qualify for the Champions League.

Not only is it crucial that Pochettino stays if Spurs are to fulfil their ambitions, his signature could also have the knock-on effect of keeping their star players at the club.

Pochettino's project

Several key men, including Christian Eriksen, have been in contract talks for several months, and are much more likely to turn down offers from elsewhere now that they are sure the boss is staying. 

The 44-year-old former Southampton and Espanyol coach has been instrumental in the development of many of Spurs' top players, perhaps most noticeably Dele Alli, Eric Dier, and Harry Kane.

His faith in young players has been particularly promising, and even if there is little hope of them winning the title this season, they will surely be back challenging for honours again next time around. 

And so, as several of Europe's top clubs resignedly cross the Spurs boss off their target list, Tottenham can look ahead to the continuation of his dynasty.

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