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22nd Nov 2019


Reuben Pinder

Pouring one out for Pochettino

Since the news of Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking broke on Tuesday night, it’s been the only thing on my mind. And for the most box office manager in the history of the game, Jose fucking Mourinho, to replace him? Wow. This is why we love the Barclays. The pure, unadulterated chaos of it all. Hook it to my veins.

My feelings around the issue – as a neutral with an admiration for Pochettino’s work – have been conflicted, however. What lies ahead is set to be one hell of a rollercoaster but let’s take a moment to appreciate what Poch did for Tottenham as a club. The moments he gave them. The Champions League run. He transformed the perception of the club and, had financial circumstances been different, might have stayed for several years more.

For more content around the chaos in N17, read Kyle Picknell’s prediction of every player’s fate under the special one, watch this video of Spurs fans reacting to the news, and this piece by Si Lloyd, pondering what the question must be if Jose is the answer.

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