Hands off! Poch to win new Spurs deal

Irish Daily Mirror - - SPORT - BY JOHN CROSS Chief Foot­ball Writer

TOT­TEN­HAM are ready to of­fer Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino a new deal to ward off pos­si­ble suit­ors for their man­ager.

Po­chet­tino still has three years of his con­tract to run, but with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-ger­main cast­ing glances in his di­rec­tion, the Spurs hi­er­ar­chy is keen to re­ward him for the club’s progress since he took charge.

The 45-year-old Ar­gen­tinian (right) has es­tab­lished him­self as one of the best

young bosses in Europe. He signed a five-year deal in 2016 and Tot­ten­ham are un­der no pres­sure to be­gin ne­go­ti­a­tions on an­other.

But given the in­ter­est from France and Spain – with the pos­si­bil­ity of a move by Real be­com­ing a con­cern – act­ing soon would nip that in the bud.

Chair­man Daniel Levy has made it clear he wants Po­chet­tino to stay for the long-term and lead the club into their new 62,000-seat sta­dium. And although Spurs re­main con­fi­dent he will re­main, a fresh con­tract would be a clear sign of com­mit­ment.

Po­chet­tino re­vealed Ryan Ma­son, who re­tired as a Hull player this week be­cause of a skull frac­ture, has a fu­ture in the game. He said: “The door is open to help him; my­self, the coach­ing staff and the club, be­cause we love him and all his fam­ily.”

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