Speaking to talkSPORT, Tottenham pundit Darren Gough has shed light on the real reason why Spurs sacked Mauricio Pochettino midway through last season.
The Argentine was shown the door unceremoniously last November, despite being a fan favourite and consistently getting Tottenham into the Champions League.
Would Pochettino win a trophy with this new look Tottenham squad?
Daniel Levy hired serial winner and ex-Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho as his successor, and after a flurry of marquee summer signings, there is growing optimism surrounding what they could achieve this season.
Indeed, some figures in the media have even touted a possible title win, but ex-Tottenham boss Pochettino unfortunately won’t be part of what looks set to be a very interesting campaign.
The truth behind his departure
Speaking to talkSPORT, Gough has explained the real reason behind his sacking, rebuffing a claim it was due to his lack of silverware at the club.
Countering that argument, the pundit explained that Spurs’ dire away form over his last season is what really made Pochettino face the chopping block.
🤔 Ade: “If he doesn’t win a trophy in his first full season, it’s a failure surely?”
❌ Goughie: “Absolute rubbish, I’m not having this…”
🏆 Ade: “Why do you think they sacked Poch? There was no sign of a trophy.”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) October 8, 2020
Having an “absolute mare” away from home, Gough explains “that’s why he went”, but Mourinho couldn’t exactly improve those statistics in his first year.
Transfer Tavern take
However, with the squad now strengthened in a number of key positions, Spurs supporters could be getting excited that their club’s luck seems to be turning a corner. Already we have seen Mourinho’s men batter Manchester United 6-1 at Old Trafford and Southampton 5-2 at St Mary’s, with this new-look side showing real attacking intent on the road.
Time will tell whether the Portuguese can deliver Tottenham’s first trophy since 2008, but judging by their start to this campaign, it’s certainly a possibility.
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