Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to sign new contract after rebuffing Chelsea approach

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is close to signing a new contract which will earn him a £1m pay rise, according to The Sun.

The Sun reports that Pochettino is ready to commit to the Premier League title hopefuls despite interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.

Chelsea approached Pochettino but were not willing to wait until the end of the season to see if he would move across London, The Sun adds.

The 44-year-old appears to be building something special at Tottenham and might not be given the time to do the same thing at Stamford Bridge.

He should be proud of what he is doing at Spurs, who climbed to within two points of leaders Leicester City with yesterday’s 2-0 win at Aston Villa.

Pochettino arrived at White Hart Lane from Southampton in 2014 and has assembled a young and exciting squad full of homegrown talent.

Tottenham should be desperate to keep him, and The Sun understands that they would be willing to increase his salary to £4.5m to tie him down.

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