Tottenham Hotspur fans are in good spirits after manager Mauricio Pochettino signed a new five-year contract with the club earlier in the week.

The Argentine is now scheduled to stay at the North London club until the end of the 2023 season.

It has been reported that he will become the best paid manager in the Premier League behind Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte and be given around £100 million to spend on transfers.

Pochettino will guide the club as it moves back to White Hart Lane later this year and supporters are hopeful he will be the man to win Tottenham a first trophy in 12 years.

The 46-year-old had made comments towards the end of the season suggesting that he needed assurances from the club about its ambition and its commitment to spend as much as its Premier League rivals in order to stay competitive.

Some read those comments as an ultimatum although it seems that his first preference was to stay at Spurs despite rumoured interest from Chelsea.

However, it would appear that chairman Daniel Levy has managed to persuade Pochettino that the club will back him with extra funds.

Reports suggest that armed with that money, Spurs will chase Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon, Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha and Manchester United’s Anthony Martial this summer.

With centre-back Toby Alderweireld also expected to leave, Pochettino will also need to look for defensive cover, but he will now have the resources at his disposal to avoid last summer’s frustrating transfer window where Tottenham were the last Premier League club to make a signing.

Ajax centre-back Matthijs De Ligt is one defender Spurs have been linked with.

With Pochettino’s future secured, the club will also look to secure contract renewals from their biggest stars including Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen.

As Spurs fans took to Twitter following the news, they were overwhelmingly happy – here are some of the best of those tweets.


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