Mauricio Pochettino snapped up by Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino has been confirmed  as the new Tottenham Hotspur manager on a long-term deal at White Hart Lane.

The Argentine, who has made his name in England thanks to his work with Southampton, had been strongly linked with the vacancy at Tottenham following the departure of Tim Sherwood.

Saint’s fans fear were confirmed, after weeks of speculation, Spurs confirmed on Tuesday evening that their now former boss Pochettino had put pen to paper on a five-year deal and the 42-year-old is relishing the challenge of taking charge at The Lane.

He told the club’s official website: “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.”

Pochettino factfile

  • Born 2 March 1972 in Santa Fe
  • Played for Newell’s Old Boys, Espanyol, PSG and Bordeaux
  • While with Espanyol he won the Copa del Rey twice: 1999-2000, 2005-06
  • Capped 20 times Argentina, scoring two goals.
  • Took charge at Espanyol in January 2009.
  • Named Southampton boss on 18 January 2013
  • Secured notable wins over Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea
  • Prefers to conduct press conferences in his native language Spanish

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Spurs can be backed at 50/1 to win the Premier League title next term, with Arsenal 9/1 and Chelsea 9/4.

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