/‘Mauricio Pochettino is the Tim Henman of football management – he’ll never win anything at Tottenham’

‘Mauricio Pochettino is the Tim Henman of football management – he’ll never win anything at Tottenham’

Tony Cascarino doesn’t believe Mauricio Pochettino will be the man to end Tottenham’s trophy drought, describing him as ‘the Tim Henman of football management’.

Spurs reached the Champions League final under Pochettino last season and the Argentine has won widespread praise for the job he has done at the north London club over the past five years.

Pochettino’s position is under scrutiny for the first time in his Spurs reign

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Pochettino’s position is under scrutiny for the first time in his Spurs reign

However, it seems like things are starting to unravel this term with numerous players unsettled and Pochettino himself admitting this is the most ‘difficult moment’ of his tenure following a week in which his team were hammered at home by Bayern Munich and humiliated at Brighton.

Speaking to talkSPORT on Tuesday, Cascarino expressed his belief that last season was as good as it got for Tottenham under Pochettino.

The former striker claimed the Argentine – unless he is given huge funds to rebuild the squad – doesn’t have the tools to end the club’s 11-year run without silverware and likened him to Henman.

While Henman enjoyed a hugely successful career in tennis, he never won a major title.


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“Mauricio Pochettino is to me the Tim Henman of football management,” said Cascarino, speaking on talkSPORT’s Sports Breakfast show.

“He didn’t win major things in tennis. I see that with Poch. He got to the [Champions League] final last year – that is as good as it got.

“They lost an enormous amount of games last season and they weren’t as good a team last season as they were the year before.

“I don’t see Poch winning anything with Tottenham, unless he does a complete refurb of his back four and goalkeeper and probably a couple of areas in midfield as well.”

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