Tottenham have confirmed the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager on a five-year deal after resigning as Southampton coach.

Pochettino, 42, who comes in to replace sacked Tim Sherwood, guided Southampton to their highest-ever Premier League finish of eighth place last season.

The Argentine tactician spent 18 months at St Mary’s, and has been credited for the eidetic development of England boys – Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana.

Pochettino has taken his back-room staff from Southampton to White Hart Lane – Jesús Pérez (Assistant Head Coach), Miguel D’Agostino (First Team Coach) and Toni Jiménez (Goalkeeper Coach).

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy told the club’s website: “In Mauricio I believe we have a Head Coach who, with his high energy, attacking football, will embrace the style of play we associate with our Club.

“He has a proven ability to develop each player as an individual, whilst building great team spirit and a winning mentality.

“We have a talented squad that Mauricio is excited to be coaching next season.”

Pochettino added: “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.”

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