Mauricio Pochettino has resigned as Southampton manager and agreed a deal to take the reins at Tottenham Hotspur.
The Argentine coach performed a superb job in his role at St Mary’s Stadium, but after eighteen months with Saints, he has elected to move on.
Pochettino has signed a five year contract to become Spurs boss, and will be tasked with taking the north London side into the top four – no easy job given the resources at Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal.
“This is a Club with tremendous history and prestige and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be its Head Coach,” Pochettino told the official club website upon being appointed.
“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.”
Daniel Levy echoed Pochettino’s enthusiasm for the job ahead.
“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,” added Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
“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.”