Mauricio Pochettino set to become next Tottenham manager after Sherwood sacking

Southampton face a struggle to retain services of Pochettino after another successful season at St Mary’s

Mauricio Pochettino set to become next Tottenham manager after Sherwood sacking

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May 13th, 2014

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Tim Sherwood has lasted just five months in charge at White Hart Lane, with Daniel Levy deciding to part company with someone who replaced Andre Villas-Boas halfway through the season although never felt as though he got the right amount of respect.

Sherwood leaves Tottenham with a handsome pay packet, although the way is now clear for a safer pair of hands at the Lane and it could mean Mauricio Pochettino follows in the footsteps of Glenn Hoddle by becoming Spurs manager directly after being in charge at Spurs.

“We appointed Tim mid-season as someone who knew both the players and the club,” said chairman Daniel Levy.

“We agreed an 18-month contract with a break clause at the end of the season and we have now exercised that option.

“Since appointing Tim as assistant first team coach in 2008 and then as technical co-ordinator in 2010 and head of football development in 2012, we have been supportive of him during football management changes throughout that period.

“On behalf of the club, I should like to state our thanks for all his efforts during his years with us. We wish him great success in his managerial career.

“Moving forward, now the season is over, we shall embark on the process of finding a new head coach. We have a talented squad and exciting young players coming through.

“We need to build on this season, develop our potential and inspire the kind of performances that we associate with our great club.”

While Pochettino has dismissed links with the White Hart Lane hot seat, it appears he feels that he has taken Southampton as far as possible, with Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana among the star names set to leave St Mary’s in

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