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Mauricio Pochettino Named Tottenham Head Coach After Resigning From Southampton

mauricio pochettino Mauricio Pochettino Named Tottenham Head Coach After Resigning From Southampton

Mauricio Pochettino has resigned as manager of Southampton, and has agreed a five-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur to become their new head coach.

The announcement was made by Tottenham Hotspur Football Club today.

Tottenham 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.”

Speaking on his appointment, Mauricio Pochettino said:

“This is a Club with tremendous history and prestige and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be its Head Coach.

“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.”

Mauricio is joined by Jesús Pérez (Assistant Head Coach), Miguel D’Agostino (First Team Coach) and Toni Jiménez (Goalkeeper Coach) with whom he previously worked at both Southampton and Espanyol.

Meanwhile at Southampton, the club’s chairman Ralph Krueger released this statement:

“The Club has been on a constant path of growth since the arrival of Markus Liebherr in 2009. This growth took place before Mauricio came, it continued strongly under his leadership, and it will continue into the next season. The Board’s job is to find opportunity in this challenge and to continue to move the Club forward.

“We have begun the search for a new high-calibre manager. We will be looking for a manager that shares our values, our principles and our philosophy; a manager who can continue to grow the First Team and build on our strong foundation – a foundation led by an ambitious vision and plan that continues to build on our world-class academy, our amazing 129-year heritage and our excellent staff, and rewards our loyal and passionate fan base.”

Pochettino joins Tottenham, replacing previous manager Tim Sherwood who was sacked by the club. Can Pochettino replicate his Southampton success at Tottenham Hotspur?

What’s your opinion regarding the appointment of Pochettino at Tottenham? Will he be able to make a difference at White Hart Lane? And how much time is Tottenham going to give Pochettino to turn the club around? Share your opinions in the comments section below.

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10 Responses to Mauricio Pochettino Named Tottenham Head Coach After Resigning From Southampton

  1. Cody (#2) says:

    5 year deal?
    Gonna be expensive when Levy sacks him for not winning the league next May.

    • yespage says:

      Tottenham becoming the new Chelsea with managers? My advice for the new manager would be to stick with a short term lease.

  2. brn442 says:

    Pochettino is a damn good manager.

    My concern is, will Mr. Levy give him time and input on player transfers, or – will Levy make it top four in year or he’s sacked.

  3. Remy says:

    No way! Why go to a team like Tottenham? Levy will fire him during his first season. He should have gone to a better team anyway. What a waste of talent.

  4. Rob Donnelly says:

    At some stage Levy is going to have too hang his hat on a manager, This constant change is killing us. I’m willing to be patient, i just hope the chairman is too.

  5. Bo says:

    He needs to be given time. Very good manager, did great with Southampton with the squad and season this year turned out to be. Maybe he can get 1 or 2 players from Southampton like Rodriguez and Lovren.

  6. Iancransonsknees says:

    Had my money on Southampton to go down before this news broke. I’m not saying it’s a certainty but the odds were too good to ignore.

    Lennon’s been touted over here as a,possibility, possibly a little out of his depth? You never know he may just keep it rolling.

  7. Straight_Spurs says:

    Pretty happy with this hire. They will need to buy another CB so that Dawson doesnt see the field for his high line defense.

    More importantly can he get in a new training staff. Tired of all these injuries being misdiagnosed.

  8. Brian says:

    As usual with Spurs the big question is will Pochettino be given time, at least 2 seasons, to get Spurs into the top 4 or will he need to do so in his first season. The fact that it’s a 5 year contract seems to indicate that Levy may finally be thinking long-term but no one knows what the contract details are as he could be fired, with little compensation, if Spurs don’t meet certain goals. It’s all in the details.

    More interesting in the short term is which players will leave and who will be brought in?

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