TOTTENHAM fans watching the Spain v Germany clash on BBC all said the same thing as they caught a glimpse of an old flame.
Former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino joined Gary Lineker and the gang to work as a pundit for the World Cup clash.
Argentinian Poch has been out of work since the summer after being sacked by French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
He recently turned down a request from Aston Villa for a quick return to football.
And he has also thrown his hat in the ring to become England manager after Gareth Southgate.
However, it was Tottenham supporters who were pining for the 50-year-old, many of whom were unhappy with current boss Antonio Conte.
One Twitter user wrote: “Please come back Poch Conte is fucking useless.”
Another wrote: “I will never feel the connection that I felt with Poch with Conte.”
Another fan commented: “When I see Poch in the BBC SPA-GER coverage I miss him so much! He’s magical, you know Mauricio Pochettino.”
While another tweet said: “Poch is still one of my favorite people in the whole world. What a man. I hope he comes back one day.”
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The furious Conte hit back at Spurs fans who booed his team ahead of the World Cup break earlier this month.
And the emotional Italian hinted he could even leave when his contract expires at the end of the season if they don’t stand behind his players.
Meanwhile, Poch has been sacked by Tottenham after five and a half years in charge, having been sacked by Spurs in November 2019.
Despite not winning a trophy for Spurs, he guided the club to four consecutive Champions League finishes.
Prior to his arrival, Spurs had been in the top four in just two of their last 22 seasons in the Premier League.
He also led the club to the Champions League final in 2019 but Liverpool prevailed 2-0.
After replacing Tim Sherwood in 2014, Poch took over 293 games, won 159, lost 72 and drew 62 times.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6780193/tottenham-fans-mauricio-pochettino-bbc-world-cup-pundit/ Tottenham fans are all saying the same thing as Mauricio Pochettino stars in BBC World Cup coverage of Spain vs Germany