Mauricio Pochettino has signed a new contract with Paris Saint-German, the French club have confirmed.
Pochettino took over from Thomas Tuchel at PSG in January and while the Argentine led the club to the Coupe des France, he was unable to help them retain the Ligue 1 title, as they finished a point behind Champions Lille.
The Parisians would have also been disappointed to exit the Champions League at the semi-final stage after falling one step short of the trophy in the previous season.
Earlier this summer, it seemed as though a return to Tottenham was seriously on the cards for Pochettino after Daniel Levy approached the Argentine over replacing Jose Mourinho.
However, the move did not materialise, and it was suggested at the time that Pochettino’s unwillingness to go public about his desire to leave PSG was the main reason the move fell through.
Tottenham eventually ended up appointing Nuno Espirito Santo after flirting with the likes of Antonio Conte, Paulo Fonseca and Gennaro Gattuso.
It has now emerged that Pochettino has committed his future to PSG, with former Spurs boss penning a new contract with the Parisians until 2023.
On signing the new deal at the Parc des Princes, Pochettino told PSG’s website: “I’m really very happy, for myself and also for my staff.
“It’s very important for us to feel the confidence of the club and we will give our maximum so that the supporters are proud of Paris Saint-Germain.
“That’s why we will try and reach our objectives all together, as one. Twenty years ago I was captain of this club and today I am the coach…It’s a dream come true.”
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While it is impossible to know for sure what the nature of the talks were between Pochettino and Spurs a couple of months ago, it does appear as if the Argentine might have used the North Londoners’ interest to get himself a longer contract at PSG. To be fair to the 48-year-old, one cannot really blame him after the way he was treated by Daniel Levy.
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