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.
📝 We are delighted to announce that Mauricio Pochettino has signed a new five-year contract with the Club, which runs until 2023.
First Team Coaching staff Jesús Pérez, Miguel D’Agostino & Toni Jimenez have also agreed new contracts. 🙌
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 24, 2018
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.
Although there was an air of inevitability about Poch’s new deal over the last 7 days the significance of it can’t be underestimated.
— Marc Benamram (@MarcBenamram) May 24, 2018
to take us from a distance behind the top 4 to the only challengers for 2 out of 3 seasons and top 3 finishes in the last 3 without spending the obscene money of all our rivals takes some doing ! pochettino is magic you know 😂 #coys #thfc https://t.co/23IQLi54yv
— Paul Naudo (@NaudoPaul) May 25, 2018
— Jonny 'JR' Roberts (@jonnyJRroberts) May 25, 2018
— Muhammed Athora (@Athora79) May 25, 2018
— Lorean Carlson (@LCarlson99) May 24, 2018
— Stewart Mason (@StewartMason69) May 24, 2018
— martin j fletcher (@martinjfletcher) May 24, 2018
Quite simply isn’t enough words to sum up how much Pochettino has revolutionised our football club not just domestically but from a culture perceptive too.
— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) May 24, 2018
However this is just the first piece of the puzzle. Pochettino needs to be backed with player wages and top quality additions to the squad.
The jury is still out for me on Levy!
— J (@Mastermode33) May 24, 2018
— Stephen Wolowitz 🌹📎 (@WallyStephen) May 24, 2018
— Adam Blackman (@ajb_79) May 24, 2018
— JosephRobertson#THFC (@joseph8719) May 24, 2018