Mauricio Pochettino has signed a new five-year contract with Tottenham Hotspur that ties his future down to the Premier League club until 2023 and ends speculation that he could leave his position as manager this summer, it has been announced.
The club issued a statement on Thursday to announce that Pochettino and three of his first-team backroom staff have extended their deals that will ensure they lead Spurs into their new home at White Hart Lane, having played this season at Wembley while the stadium is rebuilt.
With their contracts extended until the end of the 2022/23 season, it also dismisses fears of a Pochettino departure, having failed to challenge for the title this season while missing out on any domestic silverware.
“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,” Pochettino said.
“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 [Levy, chairman] 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.”
The news will be greeted positively at Spurs, with Pochettino well-liked among the playing squad after leading the club to a third consecutive season of Champions League football in 2018/19 following the third-place finish in the Premier League earlier this month.
“I am delighted that we have agreed a new, extended contract with Mauricio,” Levy added. “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.”
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