Pochettino reacts to Mourinho exit... and praises the Crazy One

The Tottenham Hotspur boss has been discussing the sacked Chelsea coach - and another manager who could be on his way to the Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino is saddened by Jose Mourinho's sacking at Chelsea but is looking forward to potentially seeing 'the Crazy One' Marcelo Bielsa in the Premier League instead, according to the Daily Mail.

Indeed, Bielsa could join Swansea City - although a deal might not come through - to ensure Mourinho's fiery nature is replaced like for like in England.

The Argentine told reporters: "He is good because maybe we will miss the Special One so maybe now we will have the Crazy One.

"It is pleasure for me if he comes because he is one of the best managers in the world and he is like my father in both ways because he is 60 years old so he can be my father and he is like my football father."

Pochettino and Mourinho's friendship goes back to their time in Spain and the Tottenham boss did go on to explain he was saddened to see the Chelsea manager's departure.

Whenever a head coach is sacked, there is universal disapproval from his colleagues voiced to the press - along with a number of tired cliches.

In this case, though, the responses do seem quite genuine. Spurs boss Pochettino will likely miss Mourinho and possibly stay in touch, while - despite Chelsea's struggles - the fact the west London club actually pulled the trigger was still a shock to many.

Tottenham fans will remember Mourinho for their bore 0-0 draw with Chelsea this season, beating them 5-3 last season - but also losing the Capital One Cup final to them at Wembley.

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