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Tottenham appoint Mauricio Pochettino as manager

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Tottenham have named Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager, with the former Southampton boss arriving at White Hart Lane on a five-year deal.

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Pochettino, who had been linked with the managerial position at Spurs even during the short reign of Tim Sherwood, arrives in North London full of confidence in the current Tottenham squad, and promises to deliver quality attacking football next season,

“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 Tottenham website,

“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.”

Commenting on the appointment Chairman Daniel Levy said:

“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.”

What do you think? Is this a good appointment? Will Pochettino lead Spurs to glory next season? 

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