Premier League - Pochettino in 'advanced talks' to become Tottenham boss

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino is in 'advanced talks' to become the new Tottenham manager according to the Press Association.

Premier League - Tottenham appoint Pochettino on five-year deal

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Southampton's Argentinian manager Mauricio Pochettino instructs his players from the touchline during the English Premier League match between Manchetser City and Southampton at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, on April 5, 2014

The Argentine has just one year left on his contract with the Saints and the bookmakers make him odds on favourite for the job with no better than 1/3 available.

After Southampton's final game of the season against Manchester United, Pochettino said it might be time for the club to embark on a "new project."

"I have said that this club now deserves to be in a new project, the board has to decide how that happens, two years, three years or four years - I just want to sit down and talk and we will see what happens," he said.

Pochettino guided Saints to an eighth-place finish in the Premier League this term and earned positive reviews for bringing an entertaining style to a young fresh team.

However, the team risks losing a number of their stars in the summer with Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw and Dejan Lovren all heavily linked with moves away from the club.

Tottenham are without a manager after sacking Tim Sherwood at the end of the season.

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