Football: Pochettino extends Spurs contract until 2021

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has extended his contract until 2021.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has extended his contract until 2021. PHOTO: AFP

(AFP) - Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has extended his contract until 2021, the Premier League club announced on Thursday.

The highly regarded Argentinian, 44, arrived from Southampton in 2014 and came close to leading Spurs to their first league title since 1961 this season, only for them to lose out to Leicester City.

His assistants Jesus Perez, Miguel D'Agostino and Toni Jimenez have also extended their contracts.

"I could not be happier to sign this new contract," Pochettino said in comments published on Tottenham's official Twitter account.

"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."