According to The Telegraph the powers that be at Spurs are willing to offer Mauricio Pochettino a lucrative new contract to lead the club into their £850 million stadium as reward for his impressive work that has attracted a number of suitors.
It says that Pochettino again further enhanced his reputation with the Champions League draw against Juventus in which of course saw us come from behind and in the end dominate our hosts.
It has been well documented that Real Madrid are interested in Pochettino, while the Argentine’s former club Paris Saint-Germain are also admirers. However the article says Spurs are desperate for Pochettino to take the club into their new stadium next season and believe he is keen to see out the project he started almost four years ago.
Having joined us in 2014 from Southampton, he signed a new five-year contract in 2016 worth £5.5m-a-year, which means we are under no pressure to try to reach an agreement with the 45 year-old, however it will be two years since his last extension in May and the club are understood to be ready to hand Pochettino a pay rise and a new deal if he ignores the interest from Real and PSG, and makes it clear he wants to stay put.
Daniel Levy famously claimed in Pochettino’s book, Brave New World, that he would like “nothing more” than for the Argentine to see through his work over the next 10 to 15 years. And Pochettino responded by saying he would “love” to stay at Spurs for 10 to 15 years and “sign that contract”.
He is also highly rated at a number of our Premier League rivals and throughout Europe, but there is a feeling that only Real would stand a chance of convincing him to leave this summer.
It goes on to say that he again did not rule out a move to Real when questioned by a Spanish journalist on Monday night, but also reaffirmed his commitment to Tottenham and insisted he remains excited by the club’s prospects as they prepare to move into their new stadium.
The article says that while considering making Pochettino a contract offer, the club have already started moves to tie Dele Alli down to a new long-term deal and are expected to offer striker Harry Kane another extension this summer.
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