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Tottenham ready to extend Pochettino’s contract to hold off Real Madrid and PSG

Spurs want Pochettino to lead them into their new stadium, and are ready to reward him with a new deal.

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Mauricio Pochettino, head coach of Tottenham Hotspur Fc,... Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur are quite happy with the performance of their manager Mauricio Pochettino, and want to keep him around a while longer.

According to our good friend Matt Law writing in the Telegraph, Spurs are extremely keen to make sure that Pochettino is the manager that leads the first Tottenham team out onto the retractable pitch at Spurs’ yet-unnamed new stadium in north London. Although he’s only two years into the five year deal he signed in the summer of 2016, chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly ready to give him an improved contract to hold off interest from other clubs.

It’s well known that Real Madrid are taking a long hard look at Pochettino as a potential replacement for Zinedine Zidane. Paris St-Germain is also keeping tabs on him, and Law says he’s on the wish-list of a number of high profile Premier League rivals as well.

Of those two clubs, it’s PSG that I’m most worried about. Poch spent time there as a player and still loves the club, seeing it as one he would like to manage someday. However, Poch has also said on numerous occasions that he is happy at Spurs and would like nothing less than to stay in north London and build a Tottenham dynasty.

If Poch wants to sign a new deal, I expect it will happen this summer. There’s too much going on this winter and spring and my guess is Poch won’t want to distract himself with contract negotiations while Spurs are working towards progressing in the Premier League, FA Cup, and Champions League. This would be one contract (along with Toby Alderweireld) that I wouldn’t mind seeing extended on the early side of that timetable, though!