Pochettino giving Tottenham stars advice during football suspension

Former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he has been in touch with Spurs players during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Pochettino was sacked by Spurs in November following a below-par start to the current season, and he was replaced by Jose Mourinho the very next day.

Under Pochettino Spurs played some of the best football they've ever produced in the Premier League era, and made their way to the Champions League final last season, where they lost to Liverpool.

Mourinho has yet to foster the same relationship with his Spurs squad, who recently exited both the FA Cup and Champions League shortly before football was halted due to coronavirus.

Pochettino has criticised football's handling of the crisis, with Champions League and Europa League fixtures still taking place in front of fans last week, and the Premier League planning on going ahead with games last weekend until Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta recorded a positive test.

“They (the football authorities) handled themselves irresponsibly and made late decisions,” Pochettino told Radio Del Plata, with the quotes carried by TNT Sports.

“I understand that the economic aspect comes into play in football and is a deciding factor much of the time, but seeing everything that is happening, I think that in Europe, they managed irresponsibly and made late decisions.”

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