Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino dismisses links with Paris St-Germain as he announces verbal contract to extend time at Spurs till 2021.
Pochettino verbally agrees Spurs contract extension
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SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (APRIL 29, 2016) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)
1. TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR MANAGER MAURICIO POCHETTINO ARRIVING FOR NEWS CONFERENCE
2. CAMERAMAN WORKING
3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR MANAGER, MAURICIO POCHETTINO, SAYING:
“I think that was misunderstood. I was captain of Paris St-Germain, I played three seasons and my former manager, who is now on radio, called me and said some questions and said ‘one day, do you like to manage Paris St-Germain? Yes, why not?’ This is all the wrong thing that I said with him. But I can say now, to stop that, that we have reached an agreement with the club to extend two years more my contract here. Until 2021. I extend my contract with the club. We don’t sign yet, but we reach the verbal agreement for staying here for the next five years.”
STORY: Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has agreed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at White Hart Lane until 2021.
The Argentine has become one of the most feted coaches in the English game after guiding Spurs into second place in the Premier League.
Speaking at a news conference on Friday (April 29), Pochettino dismissed links with his former club Paris St-Germain and announced a verbal commitment to extending his contract till 2021.
“We have reached an agreement with the club to extend two years more my contract here. Until 2021. I extend my contract with the club. We don’t sign yet, but we reach the verbal agreement for staying here for the next five years,” confirmed Pochettino.
Pochettino has overseen the dramatic rise of Spurs’ exciting young squad over the past two years.
Spurs will consider the 44-year-old’s contract extension a real coup as Pochettino’s name has been linked with major clubs around Europe, including Manchester United and French giants PSG.