Tottenham supporters look to 45-year-old Argentine as new signing

Such is Tottenham Hotspur’s injury and suspension list ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash with APOEL, head coach Mauricio Pochettino might well have to take to the field.

A 20-time Argentina international during his playing days, Pochettino turned out for Newell’s Old boys, Espanyol, Paris Saint-Germain and Bordeaux during a successful playing career.

The now 45-year-old hung up his boots in 2006 before earning his first managerial role at Espanyol in 2009, and he has since become one of the most respected young coaches in the European game.

It might be a touch too late for Pochettino to take to the field, but the Tottenham manager answered the calls of supporters to attempt the crossbar challenge during a training session ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash against APOEL.

Pochettino answered the shout by hitting the crossbar, which led to some Tottenham fans claiming that their manager should get his boots ready for the European tie.

Key centre-back Jan Vertonghen is suspended for the APOEL match, but it does seem a tad far-fetched that Pochettino will fill in himself alongside Toby Alderweireld and Davinson Sanchez.