Ex-striker blasts Tottenham 'farce' as manager twist reported by BBC

Noel Whelan has slammed Tottenham over the “ridiculous” saga which could see Mauricio Pochettino return to north London.

The former Premier League striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, branded the situation “one of the biggest farces in football”.

BBC Sport claim Spurs have held talks with the 49-year-old over the vacant post, although there has been no contact with current club PSG.

The Argentine boss was sacked by Spurs back in 2019.

Meanwhile, his replacement, Jose Mourinho, was dismissed back in April.

Whelan insisted Tottenham made a terrible decision to get rid of Pochettino in the first place.

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“I think if you can get him, he’s a fantastic appointment,” Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.

“I also think it’s one of the biggest farces in football. Letting him go when they shouldn’t have let him go and bringing in Jose Mourinho. I just think why did you let him go in the first place? 

“It was such a bad decision to get rid of him, one of the best up-and-coming managers. He had the most successful season Tottenham have had for a long, long time taking them to the Champions League final, finishing second one season. 

“I mean, what were they thinking anyway? It just seems ridiculous the way they got rid of a really good manager. He was snapped up by one of the biggest clubs in European football in PSG because they knew what a good manager they could have.

“I’m pleased he might be back in English football, absolutely. We benefit and so will Tottenham.”

Pochettino only joined PSG back in January and has won 24 of a possible 34 games in charge.

However, the French giants failed to win Ligue 1 for only the second time in nine years.

In other news, Kieran Maguire has lifted the lid on Tottenham financial mystery “nobody seems to know” about.