Mauricio Pochettino has been kicked out of the Tottenham Hotspur manager’s seat some time ago, but the decision does not mean the club cut ties with the Argentine manager. Club Chairman Daniel Levy admitted it was a hurtful decision to kick Pochettino, but he hinted that Pochettino could return to Spurs again.
It is undeniable, Pochettino is a figure who changed the face of Tottenham Hotspur to be part of a respected team in Europe and in England. He was always able to deliver Tottenham to finish in the last four of the Premier League final standings. Unfortunately, due to a series of poor results at the beginning of this season, the coach from Argentine was finally fired.
After being officially kicked out, Pochettino revealed that maybe one day he would return to White Hart Lane. Regarding the words of the former Espanyol coach, Chairman Daniel Levy also smile.
“First, you must understand that me and Poch have built good relations over the past 5.5 years.”
“The dismissal was not the decision I wanted. Personally, it’s really very difficult. I talk to him and he can accept. He has been in the world of football for a long time, he understood. It’s not personal, I’m sure he will come back stronger and return to being a manager of a big club. Maybe one day he will come back to us, “Levy told the Evening Standard.
Interestingly, after Pochettino’s dismissal, less than 12 hours later, Spurs officially appointed Jose Mourinho as their brand-new manager. Regarding this, Levy spoke up. Levy stressed that the club had never spoken to Mourinho before. As soon as Pochettino kicked out, the club then contacted the Portuguese manager.
“We discussed several times. First of all, it is a difficult decision and you will never know until you work with someone. There are many perceptions related to Jose that I believe are not true, “he said.
It could be said, under the direction of Mourinho, Tottenham’s performance seemed to improve, they began to crawl into the top 6 of the standings, and stepped into the last 16 of the European Champions League.