Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has indicated that the club will strengthen selectively in the summer as they already possess a squad with good strength and depth. The north London club were in the title race up until their draw with Chelsea on Monday night (2 May) which handed the Premier League crown to Leicester City.
The Argentine admitted to having agreed a contract extension keeping him at the club until at least the summer of 2021. The manager is hoping that his new contract will aid in attracting new players to the club and provide enough stability to convince current players to remain at White Hart Lane for the foreseeable future.
Pochettino has already begun handing out new contracts to key members of his first-team squad, with Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele all tied down to new deals, while Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Erik Lamela have been offered new improved contracts to ward off interest from other top European clubs.
The former Southampton manager has had an instant impact at White Hart Lane and in just his second season in-charge has taken them from being top four contenders to Premier League title challengers. Pochettino has also changed the transfer policy since his arrival focusing more on young potential talent rather than buying the finished product, while also promoting a number of players from the club youth setup, with Harry Kane being the most notable player to establish himself as regular for club and country since his breakthrough.
"I think it is important for the players and the potential players that will come that they don't hear rumours about whether Pochettino will be here or not," Pochettino said, as quoted by the London Evening Standard.
"I think that is very important. We are ready to compete in the market and try to add the players that can help us in the future. Not that we need much because we have a good squad already."
"I did not need assurances. I didn't ask for anything. In the moment that the president wanted to extend my contract he showed his ambition. The players are very happy here. I want to be involved in the future of the club," he added.