Jan Vertonghen delighted Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino ends speculation over his future before next season

The Argentinian has agreed a new contract at White Hart Lane.

Jan Vertonghen has admitted that it is extremely pleasing that speculation surrounding Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino can be put to bed before their preparations for next season begin, The Sun reports.

The Argentinian was being linked with replacing Louis van Gaal at Manchester United, but The Sun explains how he quashed all rumours by signing a new deal with Spurs that will keep him at White Hart Lane for another five years.

And the centre-back conceded that he was delighted that the manager had ended any speculation before it began to overshadow the good work the club was doing.

"I'm happy he stays with us. It shows he believes in the squad and future of this club. It's good. We can build on him and his team. It's not relief, just very happy that he's staying," he told The Sun.

"It's good to end the season like this, if the uncertainty keeps going and going into the next season, it's not good.

"It's very nice it's clear now and we can start the next season, not from scratch, but with a clear head. The manager stays now, all the players are on long-term contracts and are very happy."

As the Belgian alluded to, there was a danger if Tottenham started strongly next season while United struggled that Pochettino's name would continue to be touted for a move to Old Trafford until there was a definitive answer either way.

And this new deal certainly provides that definitive answer, but the timing is arguably perfect for the side. Not only will the deal provide the squad with the boost they need to secure second spot in the Premier League, but it will also mean that they can go into next term fully concentrating on going one better rather than worrying about how long their boss is going to be at the club for. 

FIFA World Cup 2018FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - click here for all of our coverage...

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch