LONDON: Mauricio Pochettino has said he intends to extend his contract as manager of Premier title-chasing Tottenham Hotspur by two further years to 2021.

The Argentinian’s decision will delight Spurs fans who feared that Pochettino might be tempted away to possibly Manchester United or Paris Saint-Germain.

His expression of confidence also suggests that he has been given reassurance by chairman Daniel Levy that the club will not succumb to any big-money bids for stars such as Harry Kane and Dele Alli.

Tottenham are second place in the league and still have an outside chance of winning the title, trailing Leicester by seven points with three games to go.

Pochettino said today : “It was an easy decision when you feel the love of the people and the potential of the club is massive, so why change?

“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.”