Pochettino extends deal with Tottenham through 2021

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LONDON (AP) Mauricio Pochettino has extended his contract as Tottenham manager through 2021.

Tottenham made the announcement on Thursday, near the end of a season in which they challenged for the Premier League title. They are assured of being in the Champions League next season.

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Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy says Pochettino has brought “a tremendous spirit and ethos to our club” and “we’ve seen football played at the highest level – quite sublime at times.”

Tottenham says the Argentine coach’s backroom team has also agreed to contract extensions.

Totternham is second in the league heading into the final round of the season.

Pochettino joined Tottenham in 2014 from Southampton.