Harry Kane pays heartfelt tribute to Mauricio Pochettino following Tottenham manager’s sacking

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‘You were my manager but my friend as well’: Harry Kane pays heartfelt Twitter tribute to Mauricio Pochettino following his Tottenham sacking after Argentine helped him develop into one of world’s best strikers

Harry Kane has paid an emotional tribute to Mauricio Pochettino after his sacking by Tottenham Hotspur, thanking the Argentine ‘for helping me achieve my dreams.’

The Spurs striker tweeted a photograph of the pair joking and smiling together after Pochettino was removed from his post on Tuesday night and replaced by Jose Mourinho.

Kane wrote: ‘Gaffer. I’ll be forever thankful to you for helping me achieve my dreams.

Harry Kane paid a heartfelt tribute to sacked Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Harry Kane paid a heartfelt tribute to sacked Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino 

Pochettino and Kane have a close relationship following five years working together at Spurs

Pochettino and Kane have a close relationship following five years working together at Spurs

‘We’ve had some amazing moments in the last 5 and a half years that I will never forget.

‘You were my manager and my friend as well and I thank you for that relationship. Good luck with your next chapter!’

It was Pochettino placed faith in young striker Kane when he was appointed as Spurs manager in the summer of 2014.

Kane had previously been out on four loan spells but Pochettino offered him increased chances to prove himself in the first team.

It was Pochettino who gave striker Kane the chance to impress when he arrived in 2014

It was Pochettino who gave striker Kane the chance to impress when he arrived in 2014

Kane poses with Pochettino after being awarded the Premier League Golden Boot in 2016-17

Kane poses with Pochettino after being awarded the Premier League Golden Boot in 2016-17

The England international has since developed into one of the world’s best strikers and now has a goal return of 174 in 268 matches for the club.

In addition, he has scored 32 goals in 45 matches for England since 2015 and is likely to surpass Wayne Rooney’s national scoring record of 53 later in his career.

Pochettino was sacked on Tuesday evening following an inconsistent start to the season that sees Spurs 14th in the Premier League table.

Their poor form comes just months after they reached the final of the Champions League, losing 2-0 to Liverpool.

Pochettino has delivered four consecutive top four finishes in the Premier League, including two title challenges, during his time with the club.

 

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