Some Spurs fans on social media are involved in a fierce debate as to whether Mauricio Pochettino can be considered a success at Tottenham, after the Argentine’s recent admission to the press about his time at the club.
Pochettino revealed in an interview with El Pais that he had disagreements with the club’s hierarchy over the path forward and also admitted that perhaps a change was needed after five and a half years at the helm.
Reacting to the former Tottenham manager’s words, some immediately targeted Daniel Levy and accused him of not supporting the Argentine enough.
However, it looks as if Arsenal winning the FA Cup on Saturday night may have caused some Spurs fans to reevaluate Pochettino’s time at the club.
A few questioned why the 48-year-old could not deliver a single trophy during his five and a half years in charge despite having some exceptionally talented players to work with.
Here are some examples of the argument that has been raging between Spurs fans on social media for the past 24 hours:
He was hard done by board as was AVB… hopefully jose will be backed by levy
Poch's biggest problem was soft mentality in d team ..we were out of ideas in big games and error prone #COYS
— Spurs India 🙌 (@JuanfoythCDM) August 2, 2020
Just saw an write up of it from Alasdair Gold for Football London. Seemed to be to be a ‘come and get me’ interview. I guess must be keen to get back to work now.
— SpursNews (@SpursNews1961) August 2, 2020
It’s everyone’s dream for Poch to come back and win trophies. I fully support Mourinho but can’t help but wonder what would have been of the club supported Poch and had that ambition!
— Daniel (@ChilversDaniel) August 2, 2020
We need to seriously take action next season and force ENIC out with regular protests. We’re still the only club with shit owners who have not stood up to them. United attacked their chairman’s house for christ sake. Not saying we get violent but we must act.
— Daniel Harris (@DanDTP) August 2, 2020
“Sometimes the vision of a coaching staff is not accepted by the club management.”
This is very true.
But fortunately Jose won’t wait till he’s sacked to call out the board. I know Poch is really respected for being decent, but this board needs to be called out.
— Soos (@FTHeritage) August 2, 2020
If we start poorly next season how does Levy react. Poch, AVB, and Jol had relatively successful seasons but after a poor start the following one were sacked swiftly. Levy has never backed a manager through a crisis.
— Mark Peavot (@mpkeatons) August 2, 2020
I'm sick of hearing about Poch, the man was a failure and I never wish to hear his name again.
Loser of a manager glad he's out of my club.
— Gav North. (@1GAVINNORTH) August 1, 2020
Do people realise Poch's boss gave him the goal of getting top 4. He inherited a squad of Fazio, Chiriches and Stambouli and managed to do it 4 years in a row on a shoestring budget. Don't think any other manager would have been so successful given the circumstances and objective
— Karl (@TheBouldOx) August 2, 2020
For all the ‘poch didn’t get it over the line’ nonces
-we had no squad, just a starting 11
-we had no budget
-we were overachieving
-12 months ago you were probably blaming this on the fact we had no squad
-the key to winning is having a good squad as a whole
— JB. (@brxtfutball) August 2, 2020
Can’t believe how sensitive and how toxic our fan base is. Didn’t even play a match now everyone wants to kill each other and want Enic out Levy out Jose out Poch this Poch that🤦♂️ #LifeAsASpursFan
— Gary George (@Gary_gp92) August 2, 2020
Remember there were a lot of managers before Pochettino that also didn’t lead Spurs to a trophy win… the agenda against Pochettino is weird.
— Harriet🎄 (@harrietbrn) August 2, 2020
Got to agree with Poch comments, yes he done a good job but this constant lauding of him like he's a superhero is pathetic. So many said Utd or Real want him. I said no chance, he's won nothing. Look at it now!! He's still out of work. https://t.co/oMuwEGwHWC
— Bradley H (@HyettBVH) August 2, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
One of Pochettino’s biggest mistakes at Tottenham was not giving the FA Cup, League Cup and the Europa League, the attention they deserved. After coming close to winning the league on a couple of occasions from 2016-2018, Poch seemed to double-down on his assertion that domestic cup competitions are not important. The criticism he received about the lack of silverware to show for his work clearly got to him. However, there is no debate that the Argentine is one of our most successful managers in recent history even though he failed to win trophies as he helped transform the club on and off the pitch.
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