Football: In-demand Pochettino extends contract with Spurs until 2021

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has agreed a to extend his contract for two more years, until 2021.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has agreed a to extend his contract for two more years, until 2021.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has agreed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at White Hart Lane until 2021.

The Argentine has become one of the most feted coaches in the English game after guiding Spurs into second place in the Premier League.

"I believe in this project and this club. I want to stay here," he told reporters.

"It was an easy decision when you feel the love of the people and the potential of the club is massive, so why change?

"We create a good atmosphere on the training ground and I think we can achieve big things in the future."

Pochettino has overseen the dramatic rise of Spurs' exciting young squad over the past two years. Spurs will consider the 44-year-old's contract extension a real coup as his name has been linked with major clubs around Europe, including Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.