Tottenham fans got some great news this week when it was confirmed that manager Mauricio Pochettino was staying and had signed a new five-year contract.
However, there’s more good news, after Evening Standard journalist Dan Kilpatrick claimed that Pochettino had received assurances from Daniel Levy that he would get “significant funds” to spend.
He also added that “a host” of key Tottenham players would be following Pochettino’s lead soon.
#thfc BREAKING: Poch & his staff have signed new 5-year deals until 2023. He has received assurances from Levy that there will be significant funds to spend this summer to take the club to the next level. A host of key players set to follow.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP) May 24, 2018
Football Insider verdict:
Pochettino set the cat among the pigeons after the last game of the season, when he seemingly challenged Levy to spend or lose him. He said that Tottenham had to spend money to keep pace with the Premier League elite, and it seems that his pleas have been answered. Pochettino signing a new deal was proof enough that he was satisfied that the level of spending this summer would be enough to get Tottenham up another level. This tweet from Kilpatrick adds further weight to the argument that Tottenham fans will have a busy summer to look forward to. What’s more, it sounds like a bunch of key players will be signing new improved contracts and it will be interesting to see where this takes the Tottenham wage ceiling. That could have a huge impact on the quality of players they can interest. The Telegraph has reported that Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Jan Vertonghen, Hugo Lloris and Christian Eriksen will all be offered new deals and if they all committed, it would be huge. In terms of new recruits, in purely footballing terms, there aren’t many more attractive clubs in Europe. Things are happening under Pochettino and a lot of players would like to be a part of it.
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