Date: 22nd February 2016 at 6:45pm
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Mauricio Pochettino

According to reports from Mirror Football, Tottenham Hotspur will grant Mauricio Pochettino a new contract at the end of the season to fend off interest from Chelsea and Manchester United. 

The Argentine has continually impressed since first arriving in the Premier League with Southampton in January 2013. He won 38% of his 60 games in charge of the Saints, transforming them from relegation battlers into top six contenders, and is now leading a Spurs side in contention for a Premier League and Europa League double.

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The 43-year-old’s phenomenal progress has not gone unnoticed by two divisional rivals planning changes in management this summer – Chelsea and Manchester United. The Blues have reportedly shortlisted Pochettino as a potential successor to Guus Hiddink, whilst the Red Devils have earmarked him as a potential alternative to Jose Mourinho.

But according to Mirror Football, Spurs intend to fend off interest in Pochettino by offering their in-demand manager an improved contract at the end of the season, a plan the British newspaper claims now ‘looks a certainty’. The former Espanyol boss signed a five-year deal when he moved to White Hart Lane in summer 2014.

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