Jamie Redknapp makes controversial claim about Mauricio Pochettino’s future

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Dom Le Roy

Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday evening after five-and-a-half years in charge following a dismal start to the season.

Pochettino led his side to the Champions League final just a matter of months ago put paid the price after seeing his side only manage to win three of their opening twelve Premier League matches whilst also suffer humiliation at the hands of Colchester United and Bayern Munich in cup competitions.

Daniel Levy’s decision to release Pochettino is said to have left the Argentine heartbroken whilst not expecting to be dismissed during the season (Daily Star).

Former Spurs midfielder Jamie Redknapp has suggested that Pochettino would welcome the opportunity to manage North London rivals Arsenal.

In his column for the Daily Mail, Redknapp claimed that if he was in charge at Arsenal he would make a move for Pochettino to replace Unai Emery.

He said: “If I was a decision-maker at Arsenal, I’d go for Mauricio Pochettino in a heartbeat.

“I’m not sure I believe Poch would let his time with Tottenham stop him from taking over. 

“Maybe the reason Spurs decided to go for Jose Mourinho so suddenly was they felt they could not hang around, because their north London rivals might be searching for a new boss soon. 

“Unai Emery is under big, big pressure. I have some sympathy for him but he looks a beaten man.”

Gunners boss Emery is said to be under pressure at the Emirates and has three matches to save his job (The Times).

Pochettino has previously stated that he could never manage Arsenal due to his loyalty to Tottenham and would rather work back on his farm in Argentina (talkSPORT).

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