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Pochettino 'honoured' to become Spurs Head Coach

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.

– NEW SPURS HEAD COACH MAURICIO POCHETTINO

Mauricio Pochettino dodges speculation about future

Despite the growing rumours about a move to Spurs, Mauricio Pochettino is refusing to be drawn on speculation.

I want to say that I still have one more year on my contract.

It is only normal that these rumours will start cropping up. We know the rules with how these things happen in England.

We (he and Southampton) will sit down and we will talk. This is the end of a five-year project, we have achieved what we wanted from this project and now a new project has to start.

I have said that this club now deserves to be in a new project, the board has to decide how that happens, two years, three years or four years - I just want to sit down and talk and we will see what happens.

– Mauricio Pochettino

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Charges dropped against 'yid chant' football fans

Charges have been dropped against three football fans who were facing prosecution for using the word "Yid".

Gary Whybrow, Sam Parsons and Peter Ditchman were all hauled before magistrates after allegedly using the language at Tottenham Hotspur matches last autumn.

Today the Crown Prosecution Service said the words could not legally be counted as "threatening, abusive or insulting" in the circumstances.

"In considering whether a criminal offence could be proved we have to look objectively at the words used, and the context in which they were used.

As part of the review, the context of the use of the words alleged in this case was reconsidered, and we have decided that, although the same words used in other contexts could in theory satisfy the criteria for 'threatening, abusive or insulting', it is unlikely that a court would find that they were in the context of the three particular cases in question."

– Baljit Ubhey, Crown Prosecution Service

Police had previously warned football fans not to use the word, which is used to refer to Tottenham Hotspur fans and is regularly used in football chants.

Spurs head coach 'great opportunity for Jermain'

This is a great opportunity for Jermain and he feels it is one that he wishes to pursue.

He has played a big part in the club for many years and we all know he will give his best until his last minute in a Spurs shirt.

We have several attacking options within our squad for the remaining dozen or so games of the season after Jermain departs and we shall keep our options under review.

We also have a goal threat from players in other areas of the pitch including having wide players and attacking midfielders who will enable us to vary our shape when required.

– Spurs head coach Tim Sherwood
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