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Tributes pour in for Pochettino | World-class manager, even better man

2019-11-20 11:30
Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino (Getty Images)

Cape Town - After being replaced by Jose Mourinho as Tottenham Hotpur manager, tributes have poured in from fans for the outgoing Mauricio Pochettino.

The Portuguese former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager signed a contract until the end of the 2022/23 season, the north London club announced on Wednesday.

Pochettino, 47, transformed Spurs' fortunes after arriving from Southampton in 2014 and although he failed to win a trophy he took the club to the Champions League final for the first time in their history just six months ago.

Tributes have poured in fom the likes of Harry Kane, journalist and fans who shared personal stories of their experience with the "warm and kind" Argentine.

Kane tweeted to his 2.8 million followers: "Gaffer. I’ll be forever thankful to you for helping me achieve my dreams. We’ve had some amazing moments in the last 5 and a half years that I will never forget. You were my manager but my friend as well and I thank you for that relationship. Good luck with your next chapter!"

TV presenter Simon Thomas also shared a heartwarming story that Pochettino was the only manager to personally reach out to him after the sudden passing of his wife two years ago.

"When my wife died very suddenly two years ago, the one manager who took the time to write personally to me was Mauricio Pochettino and it was a heart felt letter. Class manager even better man," he said.

Compiled by Baden Gillion

 

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