Mauricio Pochettino has been officially named as Tottenham Hotspur’s new head coach after ending terms with former club Southampton, SkySPORTS reports.

The Argentinian boss put pen to paper by signing a five-year deal to keep him at White Hart Lane and was chosen due to his involvement in leading the Saints to an eighth place finish, the club’s highest in the English Premier League.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy made the announcement via the Spurs website saying: “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 also 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.”

In addition this his appointment, the 42-year-old manager has also brought over his back room staff from St Mary’s Stadium, the likes which include Jesus Perez (assistant head coach), Miguel D’Agostino (first team coach) and Toni Jimenez (goalkeeping coach), all of whom will be working at White Hart Lane alongside him.

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