The Spurs fans occupying the Transfer Tavern for a lunch time tipple this afternoon have raised their glasses in sheer delight following official confirmation that manager Mauricio Pochettino has penned a new deal with the club.
Despite missing out on the title to Leicester City, the North London outfit have enjoyed a wonderful season under the stewardship of the Argentine and will play Champions League football next season.
BREAKING: Mauricio has signed a contract extension committing his future to the Club as Manager until 2021. pic.twitter.com/0gifUu1C7O
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It’s an exciting time for the club, who now possess a dynamic young side and have grand plans to move into a new 61,000 seater stadium in the coming seasons.
Pochettino has largely cleared the deadwood out of the club that lingered in the wake of Gareth Bale’s seismic departure in 2013 and even helped them turn a profit while constructing one of the most exciting young teams in the country.
‘We have seen Mauricio bring a tremendous spirit and ethos to our Club and embrace the attacking style of play with which we have always been associated’, announced chairman Daniel Levy.
‘He has built a squad of youth and experience and this season we have seen football played at the highest level – quite sublime at times.’
‘Everyone at the Club is delighted he has agreed an extended contract and we all look forward to working with him in the coming seasons. I know he is as ambitious for our Club as we all are.’
Pochettino himself has spoken of his delight as he bids to gear up for another massive season in North London.
‘I could not be happier to sign this new contract’, gleamed the 44-year old.
‘It was an easy decision for my coaching staff and I because we can feel the appreciation of everyone here – there is no better place to be right now.’
‘The supporters are unbelievable, we have assembled a great group of players with huge potential that can get even better, while the facilities we have to work in are world-class.’
‘We also have an incredible new stadium to look forward to and now we are determined to build a side worthy of playing in such an exciting new venue.’
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