Pochettino shocked and content with Mourinho replacement at Spurs
Mauricio Pochettino is happy that Jose Mourinho replaced him as Tottenham boss.
The Argentine was sacked in November and one of the main reasons for the sacking was that the team which reached the Champions League final just a season ago were sitting on the 14th spot in the Premier League.
When Jose was at Old Trafford, reports of Pochettino taking over the Red Devils were at their peak but when the opposite happened, Pochettino found it “unbelievable.”
Mourinho was immediately roped in as his replacement but as things stand, the Portuguese is still struggling with the squad and injuries playing a huge role in it again.
Spurs sit eighth in the league and have been eliminated from the FA Cup and the Champions League before the coronavirus outbreak happened.
Asked what he felt towards Mourinho’s appointment, Pochettino said, “No. Look, with Jose, we know each other for a long time.” When Espanyol were managed by the Argentine, he was also looked upon as the future Madrid boss that was currently with Mourinho.
In a meeting between their sides, the Argentine answered questions about the reports saying, “My kids are sleeping in Espanyol pyjamas every night so it’s very difficult for me to think about changing clubs.”
Mourinho also showed gratitude by presenting Pochettino with a gift ahead of the game. Pochettino was very pleased with the bottle of French red wine for me and two Real Madrid kits with Jose giving a small message to Pochettino saying, “Okay, these are for your kids to wear from now on.”
“We have kept a good relationship since then and I am happy he is at Tottenham, replacing me. I am happy as well to have left the club in the condition that we left it and for sure he is very grateful for the way that we helped to build the club, which is now his club.
I always think I’d replace him. He was at Real Madrid then I thought ‘Oh, maybe one day I can take your place at Real Madrid’ but look at how life works out. He has taken my place at Tottenham. Unbelievable,” Pochettino added.
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