Mauricio Pochettino: Tottenham manager extends contract to end Manchester United speculation

Mauricio Pochettino has signed a contract extension at Tottenham to end all speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United.

The Argentine, who has Spurs on course to finish second in the Premier League this season and above local rivals Arsenal for the first time for 21 years, revealed recently that he had verbally agreed to extend his deal.

His new contract commits him to White Hart Lane until 2021.

Coaching staff Jesús Pérez, Miguel D’Agostino and Toni Jiménez have also agreed contract extensions.

Pochettino said: “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.

“We have enjoyed a great season and we believe this is just the beginning. We have a long-term project and huge belief that we can achieve something big here for the future.”

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said: “We’ve 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.

“He’s built a squad of youth and experience & this season we’ve seen football played at the highest level – quite sublime at times.”


Speculation that Pochettino could leave for Old Trafford was stoked this week when he was pictured leaving a lunch with former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

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