Tottenham have confirmed the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino as their new head coach.
The Argentine resigned from his post at Southampton, where he has drawn admirers for free-flowing football and bringing through young English talent.
Pochettino has been given a five-year deal at White Hart Lane by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, replacing the axed Tim Sherwood.
Assistant First Team Manager Jesús Pérez, First Team Coach Miguel D’Agostino and First Team Goalkeeping Coach Toni Jiménez have joined Pochettino in departing St Mary’s, though it is believed his translator will stay at the club.
Levy revealed via a statement on the club website that the attacking football Pochettino brings was a huge factor in his appointment.
‘In Mauricio I believe we have a Head Coach who, with his high energy, attacking football, will embrace the style of play we associate with our Club,’ the statement read. ‘He has a proven ability to develop each player as an individual, whilst building great team spirit and a winning mentality.
‘We have a talented squad that Mauricio is excited to be coaching next season.’
Speaking on his appointment, Mauricio Pochettino said: ‘This is a Club with tremendous history and prestige and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be its Head Coach.
‘There is an abundance of top-class talent at the Club and I am looking forward to starting work with the squad.
‘Tottenham Hotspur has a huge following across the world and I have great admiration for the passion the fans show for this team. We are determined to give the supporters the kind of attacking football and success that we are all looking to achieve.’
And he also had a message for Saints fans: ‘We have been on an incredible journey and enjoyed some great experiences. I will always have fond memories of my time at St mary’s and wish everybody the very best for the future. I hope the team can continue to prosper.’