By Tottenham correspondent Tony Hughes
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Mauricio Pochettino has signed a new five-year Tottenham contract, the club have announced.
The Argentine’s first-team coaching staff of Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agonstino and Toni Jiminez have also agreed extensions to their deals.
Pochettino put pen to paper on a contract on Wednesday that extends his agreement with the club until 2021. This comes after Football Insider revealed in early March that Spurs would hand the Argentine a five-year deal that makes him the best paid manager in the club’s history.
Pochettino has signed the deal after guiding Spurs to a top-three Premier League finish with one match of the campaign remaining.
“We have enjoyed a great season and we believe this is just the beginning,” the 44-year-old told the Spurs website. “We have a long-term project and huge belief that we can achieve something big here for the future.
“It was an easy decision for my coaching staff and I because we can feel the appreciation of everyone here – there is no better place to be right now.
“The supporters are unbelievable, we have assembled a great group of players with huge potential that can get even better, while the facilities we have to work in are world-class. We also have an incredible new stadium to look forward to and now we are determined to build a side worthy of playing in such an exciting new venue.”
They have held talks with Jan Vertonghen, Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela and Nacer Chadli about extending their contracts, which all have two years remaining.
Tottenham chiefs are also keen to tie Hugo Lloris, Danny Rose, Kyle Walker and talisman Harry Kane to more lucrative deals to ward off interest from other clubs.
Dele Alli and Eric Dier committed to new contracts earlier this season but there is an acceptance within the White Hart Lane corridors of power they may need to be rewarded with more valuable deals.
Spurs know their wage bill will climb significantly, although this will be partly offset by the mammoth new television deal that comes into effect in August as well as Champions League qualification.
In other Tottenham news, it has been reported that Bayern Munich have a “crush” on a 22-year-old Spurs ace.