Former Premier League chairman explains why CL win could see Poch depart Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham find themselves just one game away from being crowned as the champions of Europe after they managed to qualify for the final of the Champions League against all odds.

Mauricio Pochettino has been receiving plenty of praise for guiding his team to the final and sealing another top four finish in the Premier League, despite the club not signing a single player in the last two transfer windows.

The Argentine has been linked with several jobs across Europe including the Manchester United (Manchester Evening News) and Real Madrid job (The Guardian) but with both clubs recently giving long-term contracts to Ole Gunnar Solksjaer and Zinedine Zidane respectively, it looks like Pochettino is set to stay at Spurs beyond this summer.

However, former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has suggested that if Tottenham win the Champions League, then the 47-year-old might just walk away from the job.

Speaking to talkSPORT (16:08, Friday May 24th), he said: “I’d be surprised and disappointed if he didn’t (didn’t stay), but if he wins the Champions League then he has almost justified his departure as he says right thank you look what I have left you with and I think there’s a very distinct possibility they can win the Champions League.”

However, Jordan did predict that if Spurs become European champions, then it could kickstart a golden era for the club.

He added: “Well I think the world is his oyster, well look I think (winning the Champions League) will be the starting point for something, if they win the Champions League why does that have to be the zenith, look at Liverpool as they won the Champions League in 2005 but there would be nothing more that they want then to have won the English Premier League.

“So I think if Tottenham win the Champions League and it reverts back to the Premier League, their fans will take even greater pride over being the best team over 38 games in the league they’re playing in.

“So I think there’s a lot more he could do, all be it a league based tournament.”

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We believe Mauricio Pochettino will stay put at the club because given how the club is progressing on and off the pitch at the moment, there are very few teams in world football that would represent a step up from Tottenham.

Additionally, Pochettino seems to have a different set of values to others in the game, and it looks like he would rather win a trophy with Tottenham than at a club like Madrid where silverware is expected every season.

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