Tottenham fans praise Mauricio Pochettino after Serge Aurier quip

Speaking to the press ahead of Tottenham’s clash against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday, Mauricio Pochettino joked that he would “kill” new boy Serge Aurier if he steps out of line.

The Independent says the right-back’s move from Paris Saint-Germain to Spurs was held up because the player has an assault conviction against him, while he also used homophobic language against former PSG boss Laurent Blanc and some of his teammates during his time at the Parc des Princes.

However, Pochettino says that the Ivory Coast international “starts at zero” following his deadline day transfer to the north London outfit, but warned the full-back what will happen if he does misbehave.

Asked if he had spoken to Aurier about his conduct, Pochettino joked: “I said to him, ‘I’ll kill you,'” mimicking a head-butt.

Tottenham supporters were quick to have their say on their manager’s comments via social media, and they believe they are “lucky to have him”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…