Mauricio Pochettino
Pochettino commits to Tottenham for the next five years.Getty

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says he has verbally agreed to extend his contract at White Hart Lane, despite interest from Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain.

Pochettino, 44, has guided the club on their first real title challenge of the Premier League era this season, a campaign that looks certain to see them earn automatic qualification for next season's Champions League. While Tottenham's title bid looks to have fallen just short this season, their coach is ready to sign a contract extension keeping him at the club until 2021.

"It was an easy decision when you feel the love of the people and the potential of the club is massive, so why change?" Pochettino told a press conference on Friday ahead of Monday's meeting with Chelsea. "We create a good atmosphere on the training ground and I think we can achieve big things in the future. I believe in this project and this club. I want to stay here."

Pochettino, who took over at Tottenham in 2014, has been linked with the Manchester United job throughout 2016, with The Sun claiming in United officials have spoken to Pochettino's representatives over the possibility of replacing Louis van Gaal.

The Tottenham boss also spoke openly this week about his desire to one day take over at PSG, whom he spent two years with as a player between 2001 and 2003. "Come to Paris? I hope so. It is true that it would please me. It's part of my dreams. I try to watch all their matches, especially in the Champions League.

"The [French] championship is not very attractive because PSG is far from the other teams but I look a lot because it is a major source of players. There is talent so I have to follow Ligue 1."

Pochettino however is now set to continue his work in north London.