Harry Redknapp suggests Franco Baldini’s exit will help Mauricio Pochettino

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Harry Redknapp seems pleased that Franco Baldini is no longer at Tottenham Hotspur.

Harry Redknapp has suggested in The London Evening Standard that the departure of Franco Baldini is going to help Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino.

Baldini left his position as technical director of Tottenham by mutual content earlier this week.

The 54-year-old Italian was at Spurs for just over two years, having arrived at White Hart Lane in June 2013.

Baldini was responsible for signing the likes of Erik Lamela, Roberto Soldado, Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen, Etienne Capoue, Paulinho and Vlad Chiriches.

Former Tottenham manager Redknapp has criticised the Italian in The London Evening Standard, and believes that his exit will help Pochettino in building a squad in his own image.

“Tottenham bought badly under the guidance of Franco Baldini,” Redknapp wrote in The London Evening Standard.

“They got excellent money for Gareth Bale and Luka Modric, spent most of it and on what? Roberto Soldado, Federico Fazio and Vlad Chiriches were all failures.

“Mauricio Pochettino will be more involved with recruitment now and has the benefit of working with Paul Mitchell — effectively Baldini’s replacement — from their time together at Southampton and, hopefully, they will rely more on the manager’s judgment.”

Tottenham have a good and young squad at the moment, and there is a chance that they could finish in the top four of the Premier League this season.

Pochettino has made a positive impact at the club, and if he is allowed to build a team in his own image, then the North London outfit will grow and progress.

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