The former Spurs star has highlighted the fact that he failed to win a trophy in north London amid rumors of a possible Premier League return.
According to former Tottenham striker Darren Bent, Mauricio Pochettino, who is linked with Manchester United, is not a select manager like Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola.
Pochettino has been sidelined since being sacked by Spas in November 2019, but the way is open for him to return to the Premier League amid rumors that he may be in line to replace Ole Gunnar Solskar at Old Trafford.
“I have found an amazing people, an amazing culture in this country. “I’m in love,” Argentina said Sky Sports On monday.
“I was always ready to get involved in the game again. I love football. It’s not my job, it’s my passion.”
Pochettino transformed Tottenham into Premier League contenders and Champions League finalists during his five-year reign, while implementing an entertaining, attacking vision, getting the best out of a selection of Harry Kane, Son Hang-Min, Dale Alley and Christian Eriksen.
However, he was unable to finish the club’s long wait for the silverware, and for that reason, Bent does not hold him in the same esteem as the top managers of English football.
“When I look at selected managers out there: I look [Jurgen] Klopp, [Pep] Guardiola and that too [Carlo] Ancelotti, ”said the former Spurs star TalkSport. “I can’t put Pochettino in those brackets yet. I know he’s been at Spurs, but he hasn’t won anything.
“But to elevate it all of a sudden because he went to the Champions League final and the League Cup final, that’s not world level management for me. I think it’s good, but I think it’s in those brackets.
“You see what Pochettino did in the Spurs. He took them to a level. At the end of the day, after the great work done by these players like Doch Alley and Harry Kane, [chairman] Daniel Levy still needed someone to come and win him the trophy.
“It simply came to our notice then. Was it enough to get them to the Champions League final? Do you automatically tweak those selected brackets, as you take someone to the Champions League final? For me it doesn’t happen. “
Bent also put Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta above Pochettino when he saw the Spaniard deliver two trophies at the Emirates Stadium in 11 months.
“See [Mikel] Also at Arsenal. He is an even better coach than Pochettino. He hasn’t even been a manager for a year and see what he’s done there. “
“He has identified the players who got there and they know they were not great on the defensive. It has changed all that is around.
“He went there and won the FA Cup and the Community Shield, while beating some of the big teams there. He manages to find a way to win things. “
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