‘I love Tottenham’ – Pochettino insists he is rooting for Jose Mourinho to succeed

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Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he is rooting for Jose Mourinho to succeed at Tottenham and insisted that he is not jealous of how his successor has been backed by Daniel Levy in the transfer market.

Tottenham overachieved relative to the money spent under Pochettino, with the Argentine leading the club to four consecutive top-four finishes despite being outspent by many of his rivals and having to play two seasons at Wembley.

The Argentine even managed to steer the club to a Champions League final despite the North Londoners not bringing in a single player in the summer of 2018 and the subsequent January.

Pochettino was also pretty vocal about the Spurs squad needing to be rebuilt during his final year or so at the club.

Mourinho has seemingly finished the rebuild that the 48-year-old started, with Spurs bringing in seven new players during the transfer window, despite the financial effects of the pandemic.

When asked what he thinks of Tottenham’s backing of Mourinho in the transfer market, the former Spurs boss told Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football (as relayed by Football.London): “I think it’s fantastic for Tottenham.

“Of course with the money he has now, I’m not going to say I was disappointed, and, of course, I wasn’t happy when you leave the club where you have a massive relationship with everyone, I’m not going to lie.

“I understand football very well. I’m not complaining about the decision of the club, of Daniel, the only thing I can do is support because we still have a very good relationship.

“The man who replaced me is a good friend, and a manager that treated me well when I was at Espanyol and he was in Real Madrid.

“I love Tottenham, and I know Jose, so I want the best for him. We missed winning a title, that is what we missed to put the cherry on top of the cake.”

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