Mauricio Pochettino is named as the new Tottenham manager after leaving Southampton 7 years ago

Mauricio Pochettino is named as the new Tottenham manager after leaving Southampton

The Argentinian has signed a five-year deal at White Hart Lane.

Mauricio Pochettino has, as expected, left his role as manager of Southampton to take over the vacant role at Tottenham.

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Pochettino replaces Tim Sherwood, who was sacked shortly after the end of the season.

The 42-year-old has been handed a five-year deal in North London, and leaves Southampton after just a season and a half in charge at St. Mary's.

A Spurs statement read: "The Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as our new Head Coach on a five-year contract."

Chairman Daniel Levy added:

"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."

Speaking on his appointment, Pochettino said:

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"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."