David Ginola has claimed that Tottenham and the club’s fans are starting to regret the decision to sack Mauricio Pochettino two seasons ago.
It is approaching the two year anniversary since Daniel Levy made the decision to relieve the Argentine coach of his duties, after the club’s form took a big hit following the Champions League final in 2019.
Jose Mourinho was brought in to succeed Pochettino in a bid to end Spurs’ trophy drought, however, he was also sacked a year-and-a-half later, just one week before the club’s Carabao Cup final appearance.
After a 72-day search for Mourinho’s replacement, Spurs stumbled across his compatriot Nuno Espirito Santo, though it remains to be seen whether he will be a long-term option in North London following a mixed season so far.
Spurs fan favourite Ginola has given his perspective on the managerial situation at his former club, and shared what a handful of fans told him regarding the decision to sack now Paris Saint-Germain boss Pochettino.
Speaking on Sky Sports (17/10/21 at 7:30pm), he said: “They start to regret Pochettino. I bumped into Spurs fans the other day and they said ‘we regret [sacking] Pochettino’.
“‘He was great. Okay, he didn’t win anything with us, but he was in the process of building something great for the club. We played great football. And we enjoyed it’.
“I think you need to be patient. But patience isn’t a word you use in football, right now.”
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It does seem like hindsight, but Spurs should have backed Pochettino much earlier when he warned the club, as opposed to when it was too late to fix.
A return could still be on the cards, though, providing PSG do not extend his deal again and Spurs part ways with Nuno after two years.
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