Tottenham Hotspur came back from 2-0 down to beat Ajax 3-2 on Wednesday night.
It proved to be another night of drama as Spurs stun European football to make it an all-English final in the Champions League this season, with Barcelona throwing away a 3-goal deficit against Liverpool the previous night.
The result sees Pochettino — previously linked with succeeding José Mourinho at Manchester United – lead Spurs to their first ever Champions League final. A fitting achievement after making the Lilywhites a proper CL side since taking over at White Heart Lane.
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People say he’s won nothing, but everywhere he’s been his teams progress.
Pochettino deserves credit for inspiring his team to a magnificent comeback at half-time last night as Spurs scored three second-half goals through one-time United target Lucas Moura to book their place in the final.
His emotional post-match interview with BT Sport is worth a watch, as seen below.
“Thank you football. Thank you my players, they are heroes.”
“Without football it is impossible to live.”
No, thank you 🙏
Mauricio Pochettino cries during his post-match interview with @DesKellyBTS.
This means everything to him… pic.twitter.com/ArpQwwnwDH
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 8, 2019
Wednesday’s result has left a lot of Reds wondering whether the club made the right decision to appoint Ole Gunnar Solskjaer back in March, a call which saw United snub the Argentine coach.
Ed Woodward must be really wondering why he did not go all out for Mauricio Pochettino. What a shame.
— Aidan Walsh 🔰 (@AidanWalshMUFC) May 8, 2019
Pochettino, what a manager! Spurs are gonna takeover Madrid, every bit of it. They’ll outnumber the scousers.
— MUFC Away Days (@mufcaways_) May 8, 2019
Pochettino is a decent man. And more importantly he seems a genuine man.
— ♡ Anna_MUFC ♡ (@mufc_anna) May 8, 2019
We chose Ole over trying to get Pochettino 😂😂
— MUFC Love (@United20Red) May 8, 2019
Ole is a legend but should of went for Pochettino and let him build the next dynasty. Don’t think Ole has a clue what to do. #mufc
— Jfield (@jfield03) May 8, 2019
— Scott Patterson (@R_o_M) May 8, 2019
Whoever wins the Champions League there’s no reprieve for Woodward and #mufc now. Ajax (recruitment, well run), Tottenham (recruitment, well run, Pochettino factor) and Liverpool (recruitment, well run, finished behind United last season) have all shown United up this season.
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) May 8, 2019
Pochettino will leave Spurs next season
Could well be PSG, Madrid, Bayern or Man City.
— Imran (@_imran_mufc_) May 8, 2019
Been thinking ever since the Cup final loss to Chelsea that United should put Mauricio Pochettino as the top target to replace Mourinho. Positive style of play, Players like Martial, Pogba etc with new starts, positive energy at the club, manager in his ascendancy. #ManUnited 🔴
— Matt Cowen (@MattCowen_) August 28, 2018
Can we sign Pochettino please? #mufc
— Conqueror🔱 (@ymaitama_ym) May 8, 2019
Cant believe we chose Ole over Pochettino 😷😱 #MUFC
— Shahaan Malik (@Shahaan__malik) May 8, 2019
Can we bring Pochettino? @ManUtd #UnfollowManUnited #Mufc
— U N K N O W N (@ItsRealEdiii) May 8, 2019