Blessing in disguise? Pochettino 'may have left' if Tottenham won Champions League

Blessing in disguise? Pochettino 'may have left' if Tottenham won Champions League

Tottenham played the biggest game in its history earlier this year, and the credit for the recent success is handed primarily to the manager Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentinian is a fan favourite and the supporters were really passionate about keeping him in London when the interest of bigger clubs like Real Madrid was reported.

Little thing they know that the biggest threat to Pochettino leaving was a different ending to the Champions League final Spurs lost to Liverpool.

The charismatic manager said that a win in the most prestigious competition could've resulted in him stepping down.

"When you touch the glory, you behave differently, the players behave differently, the challenge becomes different. If the result had been different, maybe you can think it is a moment to step out of the club and give it a possibility for a real new chapter with a new coaching staff. But, to finish like this? I am not a person who won't face problems or avoids difficult situations," said Pochettino.

And, journalists logically asked him to clarify on this mind-bending theory of his, as most managers would love to build upon success.

"I agree with you. But I know Tottenham. It is not the same as another club. Myself and the coaching staff are not the same, no better or worse, just different. That is a normal mindset but we are getting results with ours," explained the 47-year-old.

A loss in the Champions League final may have been a blessing in disguise, as great managers are rare. And the odds for Tottenham winning the forthcoming Champions League is 21 (20 fractional).

Tottenham continues to build with Pochettino, the London club made its record signing this summer by bringing in Tanguy Ndombele for €72,000,000. English winger Jack Clarke also joined the club but will be on loan back at Leeds for the next season.

On the other hand, first-team player Kieran Trippier sealed his move to Atletico Madrid. The left-back Danny Rose didn't travel with the team for pre-season preparation, as he is seeking a move. Although he isn't completely written off by Pochettino's staff.

Vincent Janssen and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou both also have permission to speak with other clubs.


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