Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has taken to Twitter to defend Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino.
The Daily Star had reported that Spurs have made England manager Gareth Southgate their top target to replace Mauricio Pochettino, if the Argentine quit at the end of the season.
Balague, who authored the book, Brave New World: Inside Pochettino’s Spurs which was a diary taken from the 2016/17 campaign and has poured cold water on the speculation.
Tottenham have come under the media spotlight following their slow start to the new Premier League season whilst the embarrassing defeat to League Two Colchester United in the Carabao Cup only helped to pour fuel on the fire.
Balague rubbished the rumours by claiming that it suggests a lack of understanding of the Spurs boss and the North London club.
Pochettino is under contract at Tottenham until 2023 after he penned a new five-year deal in May 2018 (Guardian) yet still gets regularly linked with the managerial hot seat at both Manchester United and Real Madrid (The Sun).
Sept. 3 months after reaching the CL final. Someone decides it's a good story to mention a replacement for Pochettino… For next season!!! Fair enough, rubbish gets published. I'm shocked the legs are given by others. It suggests a deep lack of knowledge/understanding of Spurs
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) September 29, 2019
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