Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino 1 Mauricio Pochettino has verbally agreed a new long-term contract with Tottenham.The Argentine announced the news at a press conference on Friday ahead of his side’s trip to Chelsea on Monday night.He revealed that the new and improved deal will tie him to the north London club until 2021.Pochettino told the assembled reporters: “We started to speak before, a few months ago, and today I think is a good moment to communicate we have reached the verbal agreement.“I am very happy. I wanted to stay for many reasons. Tottenham have unbelievable potential. We created after two years here a great group of players.“We have a very strong squad, young, with potential to be a top team. The staff and the supporters are unbelievable, there is massive potential, why not stay here?“We create a good atmosphere on the training ground and I think we can achieve big things in the future. I believe in this project and this club. I want to stay here.” Pochettino has won widespread praise for the job he has done at White Hart Lane since succeeding Tim Sherwood in May 2014.He has brought an exciting, attacking brand of football to Tottenham and has transformed them into Premier League title challengers.The 44-year-old has drawn admiring glances from rival clubs, including Manchester United, and recently expressed a desire to manage Paris Saint-Germain.But he has now put any speculation over his future to bed by agreeing a new deal with Spurs. The club are on the brink of Champions League qualification this season and still have an outside chance of winning the title, trailing Leicester by seven points with three games to go.