Mauricio Pochettino was fired by Tottenham late last year after five years at the club.
The Argentinean manager changed the style of play at the club and although he didn’t deliver a trophy, he laid the groundwork for another manager to do just that.
After leading the club to the final of the Champions League in 2019, he was expected to make the club even better in the following campaign.
But that never happened and he was instead fired by the club last season and replaced by Jose Mourinho.
He has now revealed that he probably would have been sacked earlier if not for Harry Kane and Nacer Chadli.
His Tottenham reign didn’t start off on the best note and the club struggled in his first ten games in charge.
In one of those games against Aston Villa, Spurs were losing 1-0 with six minutes of normal time to go.
The Argentinean said he had told his coaching staff that they should prepare to be sacked, but things turned around with goals from Chadli and Kane turning the game into a 2-1 win, and it became a turning point for his time at Spurs.
“That day we were 1-0 down, difficult game, and in a moment I turned to Jesus, Miguel and Toni and said ‘I think we need to prepare the bag and go back to Barcelona’,” he revealed on Sky Sport’s Monday Night Football as quoted by HITC.
“Then some energy appeared and said ‘wait we need time’.
“Then we win the game with Chadli the scorer and then Harry Kane the free-kick.”