Pochettino set for Spurs stay
Mauricio Pochettino is set to commit his long term future to Tottenham Hotspur after verbally agreeing a new five year contract. The Spurs boss had reportedly been linked with a switch to Paris Saint-Germain, a club he served as a player, but it now appears his long term future lies in north London.
Despite the disappointment of missing out on the Premier League title, the Argentine has won rave reviews with his Spurs side this season. He has moulded a hungry, young side that play attractive, attacking football and although they ultimately came up short against Leicester, they can still reflect fondly on a mightily impressive campaign.
With two games remaining in the season, they sit 2nd in the table and are on course for their highest league finish since the 1962-63 season. Pochettino's decision to signal his loyalty to the club will come as great news to Spurs supporters who would've been unnerved by quotes attributed to the 44-year-old.
According to reports in France, Pochettino had spoken glowingly of his desire to manage Paris Saint-Germain. Pochettino enjoyed a spell with the Parisians during his playing career and the source suggested he would be interesting in returning to the Parc de Princes as manager. However it appears such links were little more than rumours and that he is set for a long stay at Tottenham.
PSG are not the only club with whom Pochettino has been linked with the manager's position at Manchester United also being touted as a possible destination. Whilst it appears that Jose Mourinho is the man to take the job at Old Trafford should Louis van Gaal leave the club, the Spurs manager is also a name that has been thrown into the hat. Sir Alex Ferguson has spoken glowingly whilst endorsing Pochettino and has described him as the "best manager in the Premier League". He is available at a price of 7/1 with Paddy Power to be the next Manchester United manager, though that looks very unlikely now.