Spurs confirm the appointment of Pochettino as boss

Mauricio Pochettino is off. Photo: PA

Tottenham have appointed Mauricio Pochettino as their new head coach on a five-year contract, the club have announced.

The former Argentina international's stock has risen markedly since his controversial appointment at St Mary's in January 2013.

Having arrived in English football a relative unknown, former Espanyol boss Pochettino's possession-based, attacking game and focus on home-grown talent has impressed, as have his on-field results.

Saints managed their best-ever Barclays Premier League finish last season but, after months of speculation, will be now looking for a new manager after Pochettino signed a deal until 2019 to succeed Tim Sherwood in north London.

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

#SaintsFC chairman Ralph Krueger has issued the following statement following Mauricio Pochettino’s resignation: http://t.co/lbuItdzz6r