‘We will be back’ – Jesus Perez makes prediction about returning to Spurs

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Mauricio Pochettino
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Former Tottenham Hotspur assistant manager Jesus Perez has revealed that he is certain that Mauricio Pochettino and the rest of his backroom staff will return to North London in the future.

The Argentine was sacked by Daniel Levy in November 2019 after five years in charge of the Premier League club.

Spurs had made a disappointing start to the season which saw them suffer humiliation in cup competition at both ends of the footballing spectrum at the hands of Colchester United and Bayern Munich and were 14th in the Premier League upon his departure.

Perez, and coaches Miguel d’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez also left the club as part of the restructure which saw Jose Mourinho appointed within 24 hours.

The coach has revealed that Pochettino and Levy had a close working relationship and still maintain regular contact despite the decision which the Spurs chairman had to make.

The pair used to have breakfast and together most days at the club’s training ground along with other members of the coaching staff.

While Perez and Pochettino are now at Paris Saint-Germain, the Spaniard believes that they will have another opportunity to be back at Tottenham in the future.

He told the Evening Standard: “Every day Daniel crossed to Mauricio’s office and he joined us on the topic we were discussing,” Perez says. “Then most of the time we had breakfast with him and lunch at the training ground. We, as a staff, never started lunch until Mauricio or Daniel was at the table. That’s something we always respected.

“Mauricio and Daniel still text each other and they have a very good relationship. We don’t have any bad feelings with Daniel. The other way around. It was a professional decision.

“At some point, we had to split but we will be back at Spurs for sure.”

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