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“I hope he does well” – Harry Kane sends Mauricio Pochettino message after Chelsea appointment



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Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane has sent his best wishes to Mauricio Pochettino after taking the job at Chelsea.

Pochettino’s appointment was confirmed on Monday after a ‘thorough and exhaustive’ managerial search as Chelsea confirmed their third permanent boss under the Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital ownership.

The 51-year-old, who signed an initial two-year contract, has swapped north for west London after managing Spurs before departing in November 2019 following their Champions League final defeat to Liverpool.

Pochettino has come under heat from Tottenham supporters because of the rivalry between the two clubs, many of whom called for under-pressure chairman Daniel Levy to bring the Argentinian back to the club.

Kane enjoyed a successful time at Spurs under Pochettino, a period which helped him grow into the player he is today.

The England international was asked about his move to Chelsea and offered a warm response, but was quick to mention all love would be lost when the two sides meet next season.

“Mauricio was an amazing manager for me,” Kane said at a Reuters event in New York, as quoted by Standard Sport.

“Great person, great, great coach. He helped me a lot to get to where I am now. So I’m really appreciative of him.

“Everyone has their career, everyone has their future. So all I can say is I wish him all the best.

“I hope he does well – just obviously not as well as us!”

Pochettino will officially start at Chelsea on July 1, but work has begun on the squad with decisions already made to allow Joao Felix, Denis Zakaria and Mateo Kovacic to all leave the club this summer.