Would there have been anyone better available instead?
Frank de Boer was mooted, and I don’t think any Spurs fans would have been disappointed if the Dutchman had been given the job.
Yes, Frank de Boer. No Premier League experience but a bigger name and a manager who’s enjoyed huge success in Holland.
Other than Frank de Boer probably not. Michael Laudrup would have been in the running 12 months ago before everything went very wrong at Swansea.
I reckon Everton boss Roberto Martinez would have been the best man to lead Spurs. However, after the Toffees finished above the North London club and with Daniel Levy’s reputation for quick-fire sackings, the Spaniard would have had to be crazy to consider a move to White Hart Lane.
Possibly Ajax boss Frank de Boer, who made it clear he wanted the job -but his lack of Premier League experience counted against him in the end, while Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti was never really a viable option.
Frank de Boer was the strongest linked, but Pochettino’s Premier League pedigree probably tipped the odds in his favour.
Which Southampton stars do you think he’ll look to bring with him to White Hart Lane?
Pochettino loves Adam Lallana, and Liverpool are so slow to move in the transfer market, I think he’ll get his man.
He will look to bring in Lallana and Shaw, but may have to settle for Wanyama and Rodriguez.
There’s a lot of talk surrounding Adam Lallana, but I think a better signing would be Nathaniel Clyne. Kyle Naughton is not good enough and there are doubts over Kyle Walker defensively – Clyne could be the perfect signing.
Adam Lallana seems like the obvious choice. The versatile 26-year-old could form part of an exciting three-man attacking midfield three, along with Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela, who may well thrive under the stewardship of a fellow Argentinean.
Jay Rodriguez, Morgan Schneiderlin and Dejan Lovren.
I don’t rate Danny Rose particularly highly, but Luke Shaw is likely out of Spurs’ price range if rumours of a £30m asking price are true.
Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana may be more affordable options – though the latter is still likely to command a considerable fee.
Morgan Schneiderlin is another possibility, but only if Pochettino does not think Sandro is up to the job.