Po­chet­tino ‘or­gan­ised’ meet­ing with Sir Alex

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Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino was the in­sti­ga­tor of Tues­day’s meet­ing with Sir Alex Fer­gu­son but Tot­ten­ham re­main con­fi­dent their coach will sign a new deal. Po­chet­tino has ver­bally agreed a new five-year deal with Spurs but he and as­sis­tant Je­sus Perez were pic­tured leav­ing a Lon­don restau­rant with Fer­gu­son, who re­tains a strong in­flu­ence at Manch­ester United and is a club di­rec­tor. Fer­gu­son ex­pressed his ad­mi­ra­tion for Po­chet­tino ear­lier this year, spark­ing ru­mours the Ar­gen­tinian could be a can­di­date to take over should Louis van Gaal leave. It is un­der­stood that Po­chet­tino in­formed Tot­ten­ham about the meet­ing. In a pre­vi­ous in­ter­view, he said: “Sir Alex Fer­gu­son is a very spe­cial per­son. He was given the se­cu­rity to build his legacy at Manch­ester United. But I be­lieve we are spe­cial too and we can build it here to­gether.”

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