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Published: 12:35 | 12/5/16

Pochettino signs Spurs extension

New deal will take him up to 2021

Mauricio Pochettino has put pen to paper on a new five-year deal that will tie him to Tottenham until 2021.

Pochettino announced on April 29 that he had verbally agreed a two-year extension with the London club and said at the time that he expected to make the deal official within a few days.

His meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson earlier this week sparked fears that he could be on the way out of Tottenham but he has now put an end to the speculation by signing a new contract tying him to the club until 2021.

"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," chairman Daniel Levy said.

"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."

Having missed out on the Premier League title this season, Pochettino is looking forward to building on a successful campaign.

"I could not be happier to sign this new contract. 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," he stated.

"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.

"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.

"This club has all the ingredients to continue to challenge at the very top in both the Premier League and in Europe and we want to be here to be a part of what I believe will be a special period in the Club's history.”

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