Former England and Tottenham striker Teddy Sheringham has suggested that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino does not need to leave the North London club if he wants to win major trophies.
The 52-year-old Sheringham left a bitter taste in the mouths of many Spurs fans when he left the club as a player in 1997 in order to link up with United and boost his chances of winning major trophies.
Sheringham’s first stint with Spurs began in 1992 after he moved to the club from Nottingham Forest. During his first-stint with the Lilywhites, he went on to score 75 League goals from 166 appearances, establishing himself as one of the elite strikers in England at the time.
However, Sheringham failed to win a single major trophy across his two spells with Spurs. At United, he won four Premier League titles, one FA Cup, one Champions League title as well as one Intercontinental Cup.
Pochettino has also been linked with the managerial post at United. Though the Argentine has transformed Spurs into one of the best teams in England since he was appointed as the club’s manager in 2014, he has yet to guide them to a major trophy. The last time that the club even won a trophy was way back in 2008 when they claimed the League Cup.
When discussing Pochettino’s links to United, Sheringham suggested that the manager does not need to move.
He wrote in the Daily Mail:
“Why would either want to leave? Or need to leave? They are doing well in the league, they will soon move into a fantastic new stadium and the team is getting better and better under Pochettino. It is a completely different set-up to the one I left.”
“Yes, you could argue that United are the biggest club in the world and if Pochettino is only interested in money then obviously United might appeal, but I don’t think it is about money with him.”
“He is ambitious, he is developing a great team and he is not afraid to bring in young players. He has a great eye for a player.”