Redknapp labels Spurs’ decision to go for Pochettino as ‘strange’ this summer

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Mauricio Pochettino
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Former Tottenham manager, Harry Redknapp stated on his own podcast this week that Tottenham bringing back Mauricio Pochettino this summer would have ‘appeased’ the fans.

Pochettino’s name was linked with a sensational return despite the Argentine currently being in charge at Paris Saint-Germain.

Unfortunately, the return never happened, with Spurs eventually opting for Nuno Espírito Santo instead and Redknapp admitted he thought that the whole situation was ‘strange’.

Redknapp said: “That’s why I thought the Pochettino one, even that was a strange one. They would’ve sacked him just to (potentially) bring him back again.

“But it would have appeased the fans. I mean, they would have liked that because he was a popular guy.”

Spurs’ managerial search was a rollercoaster from start to finish and Pochettino returning definitely would have been an eye-catching story, although luring him away from PSG was always going to be a tough task.

Pochettino lost the Ligue 1 title to Lille but has been backed in the summer transfer window so far with the signing of Georginio Wijnaldum and the French club are also reportedly set to complete the signings of Sergio Ramos, Achraf Hakimi, and Gianluigi Donnarumma this month (Fabrizio Romano).

SpursWeb Opinion 

Pochettino’s five-year spell at Tottenham was one that united the fans together and gave us some great memories. Sacking him, in hindsight, has turned out to be one of the worst decisions this club have made in their modern history.

The fact that Daniel Levy wanted to get him back signals that he realises the own mistake he made. And what is even more absurd is that he thought he could lure a manager at one of the biggest clubs in the world to a club ready to battle in the Europa Conference League.

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