Harry Kane thanked Mauricio Pochettino for making him the player he is and helping him ‘achieve my dreams’.
On Tuesday night, Tottenham announced
Pochettino had left the club and wasted no time in replacing him with Jose Mourinho.
Under the Argentine’s guidance, Kane has become one of the world’s best strikers, winning the Premier League Golden Boot twice, while also top scoring at the World Cup.
Writing on Twitter, he said: “Gaffer. I’ll be forever thankful to you for helping me achieve my dreams. We’ve had some amazing moments in the last 5 and a half years that I will never forget. You were my manager but my friend as well and I thank you for that relationship. Good luck with your next chapter!”
Gaffer. I’ll be forever thankful to you for helping me achieve my dreams. We’ve had some amazing moments in the last 5 and a half years that I will never forget. You were my manager but my friend as well and I thank you for that relationship. Good luck with your next chapter! 💙 pic.twitter.com/u64RXV7wd4
— Harry Kane (@HKane) November 20, 2019
Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Ben Davies also said thank you to the boss, who has always had a great relationship with his squad.
Alli, who became an England international thanks to Pochettino’s guidance said ‘I can’t thank this man enough.’
I can’t thank this man enough. He’s taught me so much and I’m so grateful for everything he’s done for me. Good luck and hope to see you again my friend. pic.twitter.com/dUO6AJlMxR
— Dele (@dele_official) November 19, 2019
Davies was playing for Wales when Spurs axed his club boss and said afterwards ‘It was a big shock. He’s been amazing to work with for the last five years and it’s a shame to see him go.”
Toby Alderweireld, who was wanted by
Mourinho when manager of Man United, said: “I had no idea it was going to happen, not at all, so it’s a surprise to me as well. It will take a couple of days to set in.
“The club made the decision, we have to accept this and try to change the situation as quickly as possible. We came a long way together, we achieved big things, so we have to be thankful for what he achieved at the club. He brought the club to the next level.”
Pochettino guided them to the Carabao Cup and Champions League finals during his time in the dugout and his 293 games in charge puts him fourth behind Bill Nicholson (832), Peter McWilliam (750) and John Cameron (570).
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“I’ve said many times and I will always say it, I’ve got everything to thank the gaffer for,” the 23-year-old said.
“He gave me the opportunity and I wouldn’t be who I am today if it wasn’t for him.
“Of course I’ve had to work hard to get here, but getting that opportunity in the first place is always difficult.
“I’m forever thankful to the manager for giving me that opportunity.”
He later posted his own message on Instagram.