Teddy Sheringham: I had to leave Tottenham for Manchester United to grow up … but Mauricio Pochettino does not have to
- Mauricio Pochettino does not have to leave Tottenham for Manchester United
- Tottenham is on the rise, with Pochettino developing a great team
- Why does Pochettino want to leave everything he has built at Tottenham?
Teddy Sheringham for the daily mail
I left Tottenham to become a member of Manchester United ambition in 1997. The club was at that time for mediocrity and did not like it. It was as simple as that.
Now Mauricio Pochettino is connected to United, but he has no reason to leave. He is now at an ambitious club, a club that is on its way.
Tottenham is busy, on and off the field. They have a great team and in Harry Kane they have one of the best spiers in the world. The club has Kane and Kane has Pochettino.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is strongly connected to Manchester United
Why would you want to leave? Or do you have to leave? They are doing well in the competition, they are going to a fantastic new stadium soon and the team is getting better under Pochettino. It is a completely different setup than the one I left.
Yes, you could say that United is the biggest club in the world and if Pochettino is only interested in money, then United can appeal, of course, but I do not think it's money with him.
He is ambitious, he develops a great team and he is not afraid to get young players. He has a good eye for a player.
I left Tottenham to join Silver for United States, but Pochettino does not have to do the same
You only have to look at how Harry Winks has made an impact. He reminds me of Michael Carrick in so many ways.
He is probably more mobile, but he has the same impact and influence as Carrick. If you look, he takes the ball in the half turn. He can see everything around him – in the front, behind and at the side. Carrick was like that.
It was Pochettino who saw that ability and he was not afraid to give Winks a chance in the first team, and he is not the only youngster to get his chance through Pochettino.
Pochettino has given young people like Harry Winks a chance – why would he want to leave?
He has proven to be a fantastic manager and with the arrival of the new stadium, why would he want to leave everything he has built?
He has put together a great team with a lot of good players in his team. They play their way and are getting better.
There is no reason to think that he will be better off somewhere else. The Tottenham that I left is far from where the club is now. I'm sure he will stay.