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‘Finish the work that we didn’t finish’ – Mauricio Pochettino confirms hopes of Tottenham return


Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that his ‘dream’ is to one day secure a return to the club.

Poch sacked

After surprising the masses in making it all the way to the Champions League final last season, Pochettino’s Spurs subsequently endured a nightmare start to the new campaign.

The north Londoners notched just 3 wins from their opening 12 fixtures, a run which left them sitting in a lowly 14th in the Premier League table in mid-November.

Elsewhere, the Lilywhites were also ousted from the League Cup by League Two outfit Colchester, and fell to an absolutely embarrassing 7-2 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 01: Serge Gnabry of FC Bayern Muenchen celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goal during the UEFA Champions League group B match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Muenchen at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 1, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

As such, despite having long been regarded as one of the finest tacticians in England, rumours inevitably began to mount that Mauricio Pochettino was inching towards the Spurs exit door.

It therefore came as little surprise when an official announcement was forthcoming on the 19th of November, confirming that, on the back of a 1-1 stalemate at home to Sheffield United, the Tottenham hierarchy had come to the decision to part ways with their long-time boss.

‘We will cross again’

Pochettino has since remained out of work, despite links to some of Europe’s top clubs.

If the Argentine’s latest comments are anything to go by, though, no matter where he ends up next, Poch’s end goal is to one day secure a return to Spurs.

Speaking in an interview with BT Sport this week, the former Espanyol boss was drawn on his time in north London, with Pochettino having admitted that though he is ‘looking forward’ to the challenge of taking over at a new club, his ‘dream’ remains to ‘finish the work’ that he began in the English capital:

‘It was an amazing journey that finished in the way that, of course, no one wants. But deeper in my chest, my soul, my heart – I am sure that we will cross [paths] again.’

‘From the day that I left the club, my dream is to be back and to try to finish the work that we didn’t finish.’

‘We were so close to winning the right trophies, the Premier League and the Champions League. But we stopped and, of course, I am looking forward to moving on. I am so motivated for the next project.’

‘But, deep inside, I would like to be back one day because the club is special. The fans are so special.’

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.

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