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People Can't Believe Redknapp Labelled Mauricio Pochettino As A 'Serial Underachiever'

People Can't Believe Redknapp Labelled Mauricio Pochettino As A 'Serial Underachiever'
By Colman Stanley

Jamie Redknapp called out Mauricio Pochettino's credentials when he was speaking on Sky Sports, in response to rumours of the former Spurs manager coming back to the Premier League and taking the reins at Manchester United.

Currently the manager at Paris Saint-Germain, Pochettino is one of the names being bandied about as Manchester United’s potential new boss, along with Ajax’s Erik Ten Hag.

Opinions of Potchettino as a manager are quite varied, with some viewing him as a brilliant manager who took Spurs as far as they could possibly have gone. On the other hand, a few see him as an underachiever who has yet to win a major trophy of note, even failing to win Ligue 1 last season with PSG.

Redknapp is clearly in the latter category following his comments after Manchester United’s draw with Leicester yesterday in the Premier League.

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They need to get the right manager in. Pochettino has been a serial underachiever, as much as I like him. Can he go and do it at Manchester United? There’s no real belief that he can.

Ten Hag’s done a great job at Ajax where you should really win the league, you’ve got the best players. So it’s not going to be easy, as much as it’s the manager getting them right it’s also the personnel.

Because I think you look at certain clubs and you go I’d love to be in that Liverpool dressing room and working with those players, I’d love to be working in City with the players there.

I look at that United dressing room I think that looks fractured. I think there’s a few poisonous characters that could cause problems.

United drew with Leicester yesterday with Fred equalising after Kelechi Iheanacho had put the visitors ahead. The disappointing result leaves United stranded in 6th place, level on points with Spurs but having played an extra game, and still in search of a new manager.

However, this does seem like a very harsh summary of Pochettino's managerial career from Redknapp. He turned Spurs into top four regulars during his time in London, even leading them to a Champions League final despite their relatively small budget compared to some of his competitors. While he has not excelled at PSG, that club is a very difficult one to manage, with the likes of Carlo Ancelotti and Thomas Tuchel also struggling there in recent seasons.

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The former Liverpool midfielder's comments were certainly not that well received by many online.

Certainly a strange take.

While there is guarantee that Pochettino would be a success at Manchester United, suggesting he has actually underachieved in his career up to this point is absolutely bizarre.

SEE ALSO: Matt Doherty Reveals His Lowest Moment During Difficult Spurs Spell

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