Mauricio Pochettino: From farmer’s son to Premier League winner?


Many of the experts will have you believe that Tottenham Hotspur have no chance of lifting the Premier League title this season after a transfer window that has seen not one new arrival in North London (yet). While Mauricio Pochettino has publicly accepted that Spurs are unable to compete with the big-spending Manchester clubs, Spurs remain a threat with one of the best managers in world football and a young, talented and balanced side.

As Chelsea’s main challenge last season, Tottenham’s second place finish was an achievement in itself and whether they can actually go better than that is a valid question but few could have foreseen even having this discussion when Daniel Levy opted to trade Tim Sherwood for Pochettino.

Spurs were clearly going nowhere under the passionate yet clueless leadership of former midfielder Sherwood but Pochettino was still a relative unknown, at least to most in England, after only one full season at Southampton.

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