Tottenham Hotspur have finally confirmed their new manager and unsurprisingly it’s Mauricio Pochettino formerly of Southampton.
The Argentine did great work with the Saints since he first stepped into English football and he’ll now have to deal with a very different form of pressure as he tries to get Spurs into the Champions League.
Now speaking English, with a higher amount of Premier League experience, there is plenty for Tottenham fans to be positive about looking ahead to next season.
One of Pochettino’s best abilities is how he gets the best out of younger players, making them believe they deserve to be playing first team football at the highest level regularly.
While Pochettino has a reported £50 million to spend, he could spend a lot of time and hard work on some of the club’s academy players, developing them to a point where they become worth more than any signing he could go after.
He will have to make some signings and that’s where former club Southampton come into the equation.
There are several Saints stars who have been tipped for moves this summer and Spurs could compete for someone like Luke Shaw as Manchester United have no obvious Champions League advantage.
Pochettino will also have to work very hard on the fitness of his Tottenham stars and the tactics he uses to get the best out of them.
Another of his famed abilities at the Saints was the way his side pressed high up the pitch, won back possession quickly and looked to grind down the opposition with a dominant possession based game.
He was also famous for working his players hard in training to ensure they were at their physical peak in terms of fitness come match days.
Here’s what Spurs fans have made of the appointment on Twitter.
Good luck to Mauricio Pochettino the new manager of #spurs . Your going to enjoy your 4 months at spurs ..— Mike McClean (@mikemcclean5) May 27, 2014
Welcome to Spurs #Pochettino! I sincerely hope you enjoy your next 18 months with the club :)— J M S H V D K N ! (@JamesHadouken) May 27, 2014
#Pochettino is a gamble, for sure. But so was Rodgers. He has my backing for the sole reason he ain't Sherwood...— Spurs Fan (@Tottenham_N17) May 27, 2014
I stand by my thoughts that we needed a more experienced figure this time - but stuff it, let's jump on board the Argie bus #Pochettino— SpursDreamer (@SpursDreamer) May 27, 2014