Mauricio Pochettino might be yet to win any silverware with the Lilywhites but there is no doubt that he has absolutely transformed the club during in his time in North London.
Tottenham will begin their fourth straight season in the Champions League next Wednesday as they travel to Greece to take on Olympiacos.
Very few Spurs fans would have believed that the club will achieve this feat when the Argentine took over back in 2014.
The only other time recently when Spurs were involved in Europe’s premier club competition before Pochettino arrived, was back in the 2010-2011 season when Harry Redknapp was still in charge.
Redknapp’s team certainly defied expectations to reach the quarterfinals back in 2011, but it appears Tottenham wasn’t exactly a happy camp when Harry was in charge.
Former Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas suffered an awkward moment on TV with Jamie Redknapp when he accidentally implied that his dad Harry was a patronising manager.
The midfielder who as appearing on Sky’s show, A League Of Their Own (as reported by The Daily Star), was asked by the host Romesh Ranganathan about Mauricio Pochettino and he responded, “He’s a lovely guy. He’s young.
“Most managers you come across as a player just shout at you, talk down to you. You feel like you can talk to him.”
After saying that however, the 36-year-old turned to Redknapp’s son Jamie and added, “I’m not talking about your dad, by the way.
And the Spurs midfielder then simply said: “We got on”, to which Rangantahan jumped in responding, “It doesn’t really sound like you did”, which was met with a huge roar of laughter from the crowd.
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In fairness, like every other walk of life, there will always be some people in football who don’t get along with each other. One cannot expect the manager to get along with every single player. Jenas certainly suffered his fair share of injuries during Redknapp’s reign at the club which could have potentially soured the pair’s relationship.
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