Jan Vertonghen makes his feelings about Mauricio Pochettino perfectly clear

The Tottenham defender has been discussing the head coach's future.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen says it's 'vital' Mauricio Pochettino remains at White Hart Lane, according to the London Evening Standard.

And he's 'extremely excited' for the future under the Argentine's guidance.

Vertonghen is quoted as saying by the Standard: "For me it is vital. To keep this thing going, he has to stay. I think everyone wants him to stay and he feels that - that we want to fight for him and that this team is the best thing for him, so I hope he stays.

"I am extremely excited. If you feel the buzz in the club, in the dressing room with the guys, it is something I’ve never experienced before and we have to keep this together. It is something special, at the training ground, in between the players. It’s everywhere."

The future looks very bright indeed for Spurs. Leicester City are an unknown quantity as far as next season is concerned.

But, even assuming they challenge for next term's Premier League title as well, who else is there for Tottenham to fear?

Liverpool are moving forward under Jurgen Klopp but that's it. Manchester United are a mess - unless they hire Jose Mourinho. Chelsea will be starting anew under Antonio Conte, while Manchester City have the same situation with Pep Guardiola.

Arsenal simply aren't a threat anymore but Tottenham have a solid base working in their favour. They should be challenging for the top four at the very least for some time to come.

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