Mauricio Pochettino: ‘I gave the best of me’ – former Tottenham boss
Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says that he”gave the best” of himself during his five-and-a-half years with the team.
The Argentine led Spurs to the Champions League final of last season and four consecutive top-four endings.
He had been replaced by Jose Mourinho a week and also in his very first statement because, Pochettino explained:”There were both demanding challenges as exciting successes.
“Best wishes for the future, I am certain that we will cross paths .”
Former Argentina international defender Pochettino, who has also managed Espanyol and Southampton, spoke in about expecting to remain with Tottenham for over 20 years and signed a new contract.
But in pre-season – after the club broke their transfer record to sign Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele – that he said he was”not accountable” of signings at Tottenham and thought his job title ought to be shifted from supervisor to coach.
Spurs moved to their new 62,062-seater stadium in April although nearly two seasons playing with at their home games at Wembley but have struggled for consistency this period and were 14th at the table when Pochettino had been dismissed.
“I gave the best of me to reach the objectives I had been asked to get in our very first meeting,” additional Pochettino.
He’d started his announcement by saying:”I want to thank [owner] Joe Lewis and [chairman] Daniel Levy for providing me the chance to become part of Tottenham Hotspur’s history.
“I’d like to thank also everybody I met at Tottenham, all of the club team and the soccer players throughout those years.
“Eventually I would love to provide a special reference to the enthusiasts who make this club so great with their fantastic support.”