No matter what happens, Mauricio Pochettino is and will always be a huge part of the success of Tottenham Hotspur.
If Jose Mourinho comes in and wins trophies in North London, it will be because of the squad and development set up by the Argentine and his team.
While Poch was unable to take that final step towards being a trophy-winning side, he changed the club and put his stamp on it forever.
Pochettino halted the revolving door of managers under Daniel Levy, spending over half a decade at the helm of the club.
He finished in the top four for four consecutive seasons. He managed Spurs through a near-impossible period at Wembley, without the luxury of transfer funds. He even led the club to their first ever Champions League Final.
This man lived, breathed, and bled Spurs, as much as any fan or player. Those images of him dropping to his knees in floods of tears against Ajax tell you everything you need to know.
Putting aside the fact that I believe a man who remained so loyal to Spurs should have been granted an extra chance at the club, I am also disappointed in the treatment of Poch post-sacking.
He gave over five years of his life to the club, providing some of the best moments in its recent history. I thought that would at least be both some nice messages on Twitter, a video montage of his time at Spurs, a compilation of player interviews.
Spurs and Levy should have shown more public respect and remorse towards Pochettino, just as the fans did. Instead, he was kicked out without even being able to say goodbye to his players in person.
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