Tottenham to hand key man new deal to ward of Man United and Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur are preparing a new deal for manager Mauricio Pochettino to ward off reported interest from Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea, The Mirror report.

The Argentinian coach signed a five-year deal at White Hart Lane after leaving Southampton and has been a critical figure in helping the North London club to progress.

Pochettino has built a real team spirit and combined will-to-win at the London club, with Spurs currently second in the Premier League and in the hunt to become English champions for the first time since 1961.

The former Espanyol tactician’s achievements with Spurs are said to have alerted both United and Chelsea, who are expected to have new men in charge ahead of next season.

Louis van Gaal is under increasing pressure at Old Trafford due to his side’s poor showings this season, while interim boss Guus Hiddink will be replaced by a longer-term option this summer.

Tottenham hope that a new deal with improved terms will convince Pochettino to commit his future to the ongoing project at White Hart Lane.