Pochettino failed to deliver Champions League football, an offence which has been punishable by sacking for several of his predecessors, but the Argentine is safe from Daniel Levy’s trigger finger after a solid first season.
He endeared himself to the White Hart Lane faithful by integrating several of the club-developed youngsters into major first-team roles and implemented a definite style of play – something which has been missing since the gung-ho Harry Redknapp days.
The former Southampton boss was also decisive when determining which players he could trust and not. He sidelined the likes of Emmanuel Adebayor, Etienne Capoue and Younes Kaboul, albeit after making him captain, and will hope to offload them from his books for good during a summer in which he will hope to replace those surplus to requirements with his own signings.
Areas to improve next season
Win a domestic cup, or take the Europa League seriously. It is a great opportunity for Spurs to win a major trophy and one which they have arrogantly overlooked come the knockout stages of recent seasons.
Priorities in the transfer window must be a central defender and support for Kane in the striking ranks. Some pace to add to the midfield or attack would be useful too.