LONDON -- Tottenham hired Mauricio Pochettino as the clubs new manager on a five-year contract on Tuesday, with the former Argentina defender making the move from fellow Premier League side Southampton. Kanken Mini Sale . Pochettino replaced Tim Sherwood, who was fired on May 13 after just five months in the job following Tottenhams sixth-place finish in the league. The 42-year-old Pochettino developed a strong reputation for playing a positive, attacking brand of football in his 18 months at Southampton, which he joined from Spanish side Espanyol when he replaced Nigel Adkins. Southampton finished eighth in the standings last season, with its highest Premier League points haul of 56. "This is a club with tremendous history and prestige and I am honoured to have been given this opportunity to be its head coach," Pochettino said. "There is an abundance of top-class talent at the club and I am looking forward to starting work with the squad. We are determined to give the supporters the kind of attacking football and success that we are all looking to achieve." Pochettino is the eighth permanent manager to be appointed in Spurs chairman Daniel Levys 13 years at the club. "In Mauricio I believe we have a head coach who, with his high energy, attacking football, will embrace the style of play we associate with our club," Levy said in a statement. "He has a proven ability to develop each player as an individual, whilst building great team spirit and a winning mentality. We have a talented squad that Mauricio is excited to be coaching next season." Tottenham aspires to qualify for the Champions League again, having played one season alongside Europes elite in 2010-11. Following the sale of winger Gareth Bale to Real Madrid for 100 million euros (then $132 million), the North-London club went through a chaotic season that has featured defeats of 6-0 and 5-1 to Manchester City, 5-0 at home to Liverpool and a change of manager when Andre Villas-Boas was replaced by Sherwood. Pochettinos arrival could also help relaunch the career of forward Erik Lamela, who has struggled to adapt to the Premier League and was hampered by a series of injuries since joining the club for an estimated 30 million pounds ($50.41 million) fee. Although he was beaten twice by Sherwood last season, the former Espanyol boss led Southampton to its highest-ever Premier League finish. He will keep working with his own staff, with assistant coach Jesus Perez, first team coach Miguel DAgostino and goalkeeper coach Toni Jimenez all following him to White Hart Lane. Southampton said it has begun its search for a "high-calibre" manager, with Sherwood reportedly an option to replace Pochettino alongside the likes of Malky Mackay, Steve McClaren, Murat Yakin and Michael Laudrup. "The club has been on a constant path of growth since the arrival of (the late owner) Markus Liebherr in 2009," Saints chairman Ralph Krueger said. "This growth took place before Mauricio came, it continued strongly under his leadership, and it will continue into the next season." Kanken Classic Black Backpack . One out away from finishing off an impressive shutout, they let a must-win game slip away. 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Theres plenty of guys that deserve it, also. Were just excited to be moving on.Bumgarner pitched shutout ball in a Game 1 win at St. Louis, getting the Giants off to a fast start in a best-of-seven series they won 4-1.Now, theyre headed back to the World Series for the third time in five years, looking to add to the championships they captured in 2010 and 2012.Bumgarner and the Giants will open the Fall Classic in Kansas City on Tuesday night.I really like the group of guys that we have here, and its going to be a fun series, said Bumgarner, who earned a $75,000 bonus for winning the award.He gave up two homers in Game 5 against St. Louis but retired his final 13 batters to keep the Giants close, winding up with a no-decision.Hes just so consistent, he really is, catcher Buster Posey said. It doesnt matter the situation, thats what makes him so good.Aside from an uncharacteristic blip in Game 3 of the NL Division Series against Washington, the shaggy-haired southpaw has beeen stellar in his third post-season. Fjallraven Outlet Usa. The Giants remarkable 10-game post-season winning streak ended on one bad toss by their best pitcher when Bumgarners wild throw past third base after fielding a bunt helped the Nationals rally.San Francisco still advanced, and Bumgarner went 7 2-3 innings for a 3-0 victory in the NLCS opener at Busch Stadium.Hes unbelievable, third base coach Tim Flannery said. He didnt have his best stuff tonight, but he battles and he competes. You can hear it on the bench when he comes in, its like, If we hold em, were going to win. Then all you need is a little momentum.The 18-game winner has thrived in this post-season for a Giants team down a pair of pitching stars that helped carry them to their previous two titles. Right-hander Matt Cain is recovering from elbow surgery, and Tim Lincecum was demoted to the bullpen and has not been used in October.At 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds, Bumgarner is a huge reason the Giants keep winning.He tossed a four-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts in an 8-0 victory at Pittsburgh in the NL wild-card game, and has kept that momentum going.Now, he gets to lead the Giants into the World Series for a third time — and he has certainly shined on that stage before.The two-time All-Star has thrown 15 scoreless innings in World Series play, winning both his starts while striking out 14 and yielding five total hits.Pretty dominant stuff.Weve got a lot of guys thats been through this, Bumgarner said. They know what to expect and they are not afraid of the moment.Just like MadBum. ' ' '