Argentine manager Mauricio Pochettino has transformed Tottenham Hotspur into a young, fearless, dynamic team that are starting to look like serious title challengers this season. Now is the perfect time for chairman Daniel Levy to tie him down with a new contract.
Despite having three and a half years left on his contract, it looks like Tottenham Hotspur will leave nothing to chance, and reward Pochettino for building one of the most exciting Spurs teams in years. He currently earns 3.5 million pounds a year, but that figure is set to increase substantially, as he is set to sign a new contact with the club to ward off interest from rivals like Chelsea and Manchester United, according to a report in The Mirror.
Big clubs on the lookout
Tottenham Hotspur find themselves in the top four this season, ahead of Premier League giants Manchester United and Chelsea. While Chelsea are currently playing under interim manager Guus Hiddink after sacking their most successful manager in Premier League history Jose Mourinho, Manchester United have managerial woes of their own as Louis van Gaal’s philosophy continues to infuriate fans and the team rumbles through an underwhelming season.
Mauricio Pochettino, with his managerial success at Southampton and now Tottenham Hotspur, has long been rumoured to be on the wishlist of both the clubs. But it looks like Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is looking to hold on to the revolutionary manager.
Made in North London
Tottenham Hotspur have defied all the odds and actually found success without digging deep into their pockets and buying up established players. A number of the key players in the Spurs squad are academy graduates, and their ability and drive to succeed are a throwback to the days when clubs relied heavily on homegrown players to make the difference for their sides.
Their exploits this season have seen them cement a spot in the top 4, and Champions League football is the least that they deserve for getting results, entertaining the fans and showing the footballing world that you don’t always need to spend money to succeed.