Some Tottenham Hotspur fans have agreed with former striker Darren Bent’s verdict that ex-manager Mauricio Pochettino is not world class.
Speaking in a debate with presenter and Arsenal fan Laura Woods on the talkSPORT Breakfast Show (via The Spurs Web), Bent claimed that whilst the 48-year old is a very good manager, he cannot be deemed as world class.
Reflecting on Pochettino’s time at the north London club, the Argentine managed the Lilywhites in 293 games in all competitions, with the team winning 160 of those, drawing 60 and losing 73, scoring 559 goals and conceding 322, according to Transfermarkt. That gives him a winning ratio of nearly 55 per cent, so considering he won over half of his matches as coach, one can argue that this is impressive.
However, ‘Poch’ never won a major trophy with Spurs, but did guide them to the Champions League final last season, where they eventually lost out 2-0 to Premier League rivals Liverpool.
These THFC supporters agreed with Bent as they also believe that Pochettino is not world class, with one labelling him a “serial bottler“:
He’s right. Serial bottler
— LR (@THFC_LR) April 22, 2020
Bent is correct. Wake me up when he wins something
— Grant Baker (@G_Man_Baker) April 22, 2020
poch is far far from world class
— SteffiCubsUkFans (@uk_steffi) April 22, 2020
World class managers don’t make to many mistakes in vital games like poch did@don’t buy to many poor players like poch did he’s what bent said a very good managed not a world class manager. same about a lot of mangers though who in prem is really world class only pep can be truly
— @terry1 (@terry132875328) April 22, 2020
This is correct. You can’t call a manager world class if he has never won anything.
— Justin Stevens (@jstevens123) April 22, 2020
Agree with Darren, he hasn’t won a trophy so he can’t be classified as world-class.
— Reilly (@Reilly15656438) April 22, 2020
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