Opinion: 48-year-old who Spurs fans love must be livid with Bale signing

Tottenham Hotspur fans have had a whirlwind 48 hours, with Gareth Bale’s potential return to the club close to completion, according to Sky Sports.

With the possibility that the former star could be unveiled again by Spurs on Saturday, it will be an exciting day for everyone at the club.

While Tottenham fans will be delirious if and when the deal is announced, one man with very close links to the club will surely not be overly impressed.

Mauricio Pochettino did a wonderful job to transform Spurs into perennial top four finishers, with the Argentine leading Spurs to the Champions League final in 2018-19.

The majority of Tottenham fans were devastated when the 48-year-old was given his marching orders last season, with the former manager a massively popular figure on the terraces.

However, now as Pochettino watches on from the sidelines, he must wonder where the marquee signings were when he was in charge at Spurs.

The former Tottenham manager stated on plenty of occasions that there was a need to ‘regenerate’ the squad with new faces – but endured two consecutive transfer windows without anyone being brought in.

While Spurs signed Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso, Ryan Sessegnon and Jack Clarke last summer, it was too little too late for Pochettino.

The former coach still has an affinity to the club and will wish Tottenham all the best under Jose Mourinho, but he will surely be feeling slightly frustrated given that Daniel Levy didn’t perform similar transfer miracles during the time he was at the club.