Four years ago, Tottenham Hotspur sacked Mauricio Pochettino. The London club’s most successful manager of recent eras departed after a dismal start to the 2019/20 campaign. Spurs sat 14th in the Premier League table at the time. In the season prior, Pochettino led Tottenham to the UEFA Champions League Final, where it lost to Liverpool.
Now, the Argentine manager is the boss at a different London club, Chelsea. Speaking ahead of the Blues’ trip to north London, Pochettino did not say the door was closed on a return to the club where he had such relative success.
“It’s like life, you never know what is going to happen tomorrow,” Pochettino said. “We need to enjoy today and not look too much in the future. But, for sure, if I’m not working, [and] maybe if they want me one day … why not?”
Pochettino affirmed his love for Tottenham. He said impending jeers from Tottenham supporters will not damage his ’emotional links and feelings’ to the club. During his time with Tottenham, Pochettino regularly said it was his dream to win a trophy with Tottenham. He came close on several occasions, but Daniel Levy and the Spurs brass sacked him before that moment.
Despite that love, Pochettino is committed to Chelsea. He will put aside that passion for his previous employers on Monday as he goes for a positive result.
“I want to win, I want to beat them,” he said. Pochettino will not mistakenly go to the wrong dugout, either. “I know very well the away dugout because I decided where it was. I was there with the architects; when you go to the right it is the local, and the away is to the left.”
Mauricio Pochettino was an icon in the dugout for Tottenham Hotspur
In the seasons prior to Pochettino exiting Tottenham, Spurs finished fifth, third, second, third and fourth. The runner-up finish to Chelsea in 2016/17 was Tottenham’s best finish since 1962/63. Pochettino also led the club to a runner-up finish in the 2015 League…
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Author : Kyle Fansler
Publish date : 2023-11-06 17:26:14
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