It has been a week and a half since Mauricio Pochettino was replaced as Tottenham Hotspur head coach by former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, but it is fair to say that the news is yet to fully sink in for many Spurs fans.
The Argentine was one of Tottenham’s longest-serving managers in their recent history and it has felt somewhat strange not to see him on the touchline, even more so when fans still use the Argentina flag with the 46-year-old featured on the front at home matches.
His successor Jose Mourinho has made a great start after winning both of his games in charge and has launched somewhat of a charm offensive with the press.
It is fair to say that while Pochettino is still missed by some Spurs fans, most (including this supporter) are excited to see what Mourinho can achieve.
Former Spurs midfielder Jamie Redknapp has now made a big claim about why Daniel Levy decided to pull the trigger on Pochettino and replace him with the Portuguese manager.
During his appearance on Sky Sports’ Kings of the Premier League show which was recorded prior to Emery’s sacking, Redknapp questioned if the Spurs chairman’s acted swiftly to avoid Spurs’ North London rivals Arsenal from appointing Mourinho.
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I believe it is naive to think the timing of Levy’s sacking wasn’t influenced by the fact that the Arsenal job could soon have become available for Mourinho. Levy has been a fan of the Portuguese tactician for a while and saw the opportunity to get his man. Only time will tell if it proves to be the right decision.
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