After sacking of Harry Redknapp in 2012, Spurs have gone on to part ways with a further two managers in Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood in the space of seven months. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has opted for the former Southampton boss as the man to guide the club to the Champions League after three seasons out of Europe’s top competition. Speaking about the appointment, Emilio Affuso, Parma’s chief scout, feels that the North London club have made the deal of the year by appointing the Argentine. “Baldini has pulled off the coup of the year. I’ve lived in England for a few months and I follow British football closely.
Pochettino coupled with Baldini is worth the same as (Louis) van Gaal or (Manuel) Pellegrini,” said Affuso.
He is the technician who, last season, impressed more than anyone. Southampton played modern football effectively.
Tottenham finally have a real manager after the last sad experience,” Affuso went on to say in an interview with Tutto Mercato Web. Pochettino has signed a five year deal at White Hart Lane and becomes the club’s second Argentine manager after Ossie Ardiles who was in charge during the 1993-94 season.
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