Tottenham’s coach Mauricio Pochettino has agreed a new Tottenham contract that extends his current deal as head coach until 2021.
Pochettino will formally sign his new contract, which is worth £5.5 million a year, over the next few days, but revealed on Friday in a press conference that a verbal agreement has now been reached to secure his long-term future at White Hart Lane.
He said “I can say now, to stop the speculation, that we reached a verbal agreement with the club to extend two years more my contract here until 2021.We don’t sign yet, but we reached the verbal agreement to stay here for the next five years.We started to speak a few months ago and today is a good day to communicate that we reached the verbal agreement.I am very happy. I think that for many reasons I wanted to stay. Tottenham have unbelievable potential. We have created a great group of players, we have a very strong squad, young with the potential to be top. The staff, the supporters are unbelievable. The potential is massive. Why not stay here?”
Pochettino, who has been linked with Manchester United,PSG and Chelsea added: “It was an easy decision (to agree the contract). When you are happy and feel the love of the people and the potential of the club is massive, why change, why not stay here?We have created a very good atmosphere in the changing room and the training ground with all the staff. We have an excellent relationship and I think we can achieve big things in the future.“I believe in the club, our players, our staff and supporters, and for that I say yes to stay here and extend the contract because I believe in this project and club and the energy and history. I want to stay here for that.”
The news comes as a big boost to Spurs ahead of a weekend in which they face Chelsea at the Bridge where they’ve never won for 26 years.