How will Mauricio Pochettino change Tottenham Hotspur?

Tottenham WHL

Mauricio Pochettino was named as the new Tottenham manager yesterday on a five-year contract but just how will change things at White Hart Lane?

The Argentine has been handed a huge five-year contract at Spurs, giving him plenty of time to bring success back to the side, and the 42-year-old will have to produce results if he is to last the majority of that contract.

Chairman, Daniel Levy appointed Pochettino on Tuesday afternoon, his ninth managerial appointment in his 13 years at the club and the former Southampton coach will hope to become his longest-serving manager by lasting at least five years.

Spurs endured a disappointing season last year, and finished in sixth place in the Premier League, ten points behind rivals Arsenal in that illustrious fourth spot.

After spending over £100m last summer, Spurs fans were excited to see their new-look side play under Andre Villas-Boas, but the Portuguese manager couldn’t bring success and was sacked in December.

Tim Sherwood took over for the remainder of the campaign, and despite some early promise, could not guide the team into the Champions League.

Pochettino will now be given the tough task of getting Spurs back into Europe’s elite competition, and will have to make plenty of changes to do so, but implementing his philosophy will bring the White Hart Lane faithful what they want to see.

Firstly, his handling of the media will suit the club better, as opposed to the outspoken Sherwood, who seemed to speak before thinking on several occasions, and even attacked his own players after their 4-0 loss at Chelsea.

Pochettino will not draw any unnecessary attention to the club, and this can only help the side, as seen this season with Manuel Pellegrini who saw his Manchester City side lift the title after remaining relatively quiet all season.

Spurs will be able to focus on what matters most, performances on the pitch and results, and Pochettino’s modern-style of play can bring both.

The Argentine plays a high-pressure system and encourages his players to win the ball back in the final third, before creating goalscoring chances.

Thirdly, the job he's done with Southampton's younger players has been remarkable. He's transformed players like Luke shaw, Nathaniel Clyne and James Ward-Prowse and could do the same at Tottenham, who have one of the best academy setups in the Premier League.

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch