[Photo] Pochettino Stands With The Club Crest After Being Confirmed As Spurs Boss
Mauticio Pochettino has left Southampton and signed a five-year contract to take over as manager of Tottenham Hotspur, the club have confirmed this evening.
Mauticio Pochettino has signed a five-year contract to take over as manager of Tottenham Hotspur, the club have confirmed this evening.
Spurs turned to the Spaniard after chairman Daniel Levy sacked Tim Sherwood at the end of the season after just five months in charge, following his appointment in December when Andre Villas Boas was dismissed.
Pochettino impressed during his 18 months at Southampton, guiding the South Coast club to an eighth place finish last season and drew plaudits for their attacking style of football, and it seems his reputation for developing home-grown players has swayed Levy into bringing him to White Hart Lane this summer.
While Tottenham don’t disclose the exact length of the contract, the Guardian are one of several newspapers who claim Pochettino has signed a five-year contract, and has brought with him assistent head coach, Jesus Perez, first team coach Miguel D’Agostino and goalkeeping coach Toni Jimenez he worked with at both Espanyol and Southampton.
Chairman Levy was understandably delighted to have got his man and sounds like he’s looking forward to bringing attacking football back to the Lane next season. He told the clubs official website:
“In Mauricio I believe we have a Head Coach who, with his high energy, attacking football, will embrace the style of play we associate with our Club. He has a proven ability to develop each player as an individual, whilst building great team spirit and a winning mentality.
“We have a talented squad that Mauricio is excited to be coaching next season.”
Pochettino also spoke to TottenhamHotspur.com and said he was honoured to have joined such a prestigious club and was looking forward to working with the ‘top class’ talent in the squad.
“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.”
It’s an excellent appointment by Spurs as Pochettino is a hugely talented young manager who will no doubt bring his exciting brand of attacking football to the club – which will please the White Hart Lane faithful.
The hope now is he’s given time by Levy to build his own squad and embed his philosophies into the club, as 10 managers in just 13 years is a poor reflection on Tottenham and they need to stand by Pochettino for the long-term.
Here’s a photo of the Spaniard standing in front of his new club crest:
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