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Referee Mike Dean removed from fourth official duty ahead of Chelsea-Tottenham clash

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Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham

Latest Tottenham news: Mike Dean removed as the fourth official in Chelsea-Tottenham clash

The Metro reports that the Professional Game Match Officials Limited group has taken the decision to replace Mike Dean from the Chelsea-Tottenham clash at Stamford Bridge.

The referee was expected to be the fourth official for the clash but will instead complete the role for Manchester City’s home tie against West Ham while Kevin Friend will take up the duty at Stamford Bridge.

The report claims that the decision was taken to avoid a repeat of the confrontation between Mauricio Pochettino and Dean after Burnley’s 2-1 win over Spurs.

Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino

Pochettino was seen having a go at the referee before being restrained by some of the players. The Metro adds that the Argentine was upset over the first goal Tottenham conceded and believed Spurs should have been awarded a goal-kick rather than Burnley getting a corner.

Pochettino’s troubles aren’t over yet

The Argentine later claimed he could apologise to Dean for his behaviour but the report claims he could be in trouble over Saturday’s actions.

The manager has never been fined or banned since managing in England, and it will be important he avoids a touchline ban for his behaviour.

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The influence of the Argentine from the pitch cannot be underestimated, and given this is his first such offence, the Spurs man could be let off with a slight slap on the wrist.

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Major boost for Tottenham as English star is fit for the Champions League final

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Latest Spurs news: Harry Winks is fit for Champions League final

Sky Sports reports that Harry Winks is fit for the Champions League final on 1st June against Liverpool.

The 23-year-old midfielder last played for us in the 1-0 win over Manchester City in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League.

Harry Winks

Harry Winks

The midfielder was recovering from a groin injury and the report claims that the Englishman trained with Tottenham team for the entire week.

Winks’ return will be a huge boost for manager Mauricio Pochettino as he plans to win his first trophy at Tottenham. The English midfielder has played 39 times for us in all competitions this season, and found the back of the net once.

Pochettino to make a decision on another player

Winks should start for us if he is 100% fit, and the report claims that Pochettino has to take a call on Harry Kane’s role in the final.

Harry Kane

The striker is also closing in on full fitness and trained with some of the players recently.

Kane and Winks returning to the team would be a huge boost, however, the pair is rusty and putting them against a good Liverpool team might be risky.

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The Reds beat us twice this season, however, a cup final is difficult to predict. Spurs have a great chance of winning the Champions League and let us hope we pull it off.

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Mauricio Pochettino speaks about his future at Tottenham and links with Real Madrid

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Spurs transfer news: Mauricio Pochettino will decide his future after the Champions League final

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino once again spoke about his future and claimed it depended on what the club’s ambitions are.

The Argentine has led Spurs to the final of the Champions League and we are regular top four finishers under the former Southampton manager.

However, Spurs haven’t spent any money in two transfer windows while all our rivals have strengthened their sides.

Spurs finished a distant fourth behind the top two in the Premier League this season, and Poch spoke during an interview with El Partidazo de Cope about learning of Tottenham’s ambitions next season before making a decision (h/t Mirror):

“I will not make decisions about my future (until) after the final, it is important to know what the club’s future plan is.

“If we want to return to the Champions League final next year and fight with Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title, we need reinforcements.”

The manager added that City’s ambition was to win the Champions League while we had to finish the stadium. Spurs moved into their new home a few weeks ago, and the Argentine also provided an update on Real Madrid.

Poch spoke with Perez

The Argentine spoke about his links with Real Madrid and admitted he had been in contact with president Florentino Perez:

“Real Madrid? I have no other goals if I am not training Tottenham; football takes you where you deserve. Ahead of the final, we will train at Valdebebas and sleep in a nearby hotel.

“I asked Florentino to let us sleep in the sports center, but he told me that I can only sleep there when I become the coach of Real Madrid.”

Thankfully, Real have already signed Zinedine Zidane as their manager though the Frenchman left before the start of this season. It would be crazy if they sacked Zidane to replace him with Pochettino, but the Argentine has been linked with Juventus (h/t Mirror) in recent weeks.

The Italian giants decided to part ways with Max Allegri despite the Italian winning the Serie A in every season in charge.

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Spurs have to spend to keep hold of Pochettino and hopefully, that does not depend on us lifting the Champions League crown.

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Pochettino provides important Champions League final update about key player

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Latest Spurs news: Mauricio Pochettino hopeful of Harry Kane return for Champions League final

Mauricio Pochettino has provided some positive news regarding Harry Kane ahead of the Champions League final.

Tottenham play Liverpool in Madrid on 1st June, and Kane has been going through the paces in training after recovering from an ankle injury.

The English striker picked up the problem against Manchester City in the Champions League and has not played since April.

However, Pochettino was speaking at the Bilbao International Football Summit and claimed Kane should play a role in the final (h/t Daily Mail):

“He’s training and has entered the final stage of his recovery.

“We’re hoping he’ll be able to give us a hand – either from the start, from the bench or if not, then by giving us moral support in the dressing room – but we are optimistic that he’ll be able to help us on the pitch.”

More players return to training for Tottenham

Kane returning to first-team would be a huge boost ahead of the final. A couple of other players were pictured training with the Englishman recently.

Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen are also carrying knocks and it is imperative that at least one of the centre-backs is fit to play alongside Toby Alderweireld.

Harry Kane, Jan Vertonghen and Davinson Sanchez

Harry Winks was also seen in training as he continues his rehab from groin surgery, and the players still have a week to get into shape for the final.

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Tottenham’s season has been plagued with injuries, but we need just one big push to land the Champions League trophy.

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“People love him at Tottenham” – Former Spurs striker wants former star to return to London and forget about money

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Spurs transfer news: Mido wants Bale to join Spurs and not think about the money

Former Tottenham striker Mido has urged Gareth Bale to return to Spurs and forget about the money.

The Sun reports that Bale seems happy to remain at Real Madrid and earn £600,000-a-week despite not being favoured by manager Zinedine Zidane.

The 29-year-old has three years left on his current deal, and the report adds that no club can match his wage demands.

However, Mido believes Bale has earned a lot during his career and could do with the support from the Tottenham fans.

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale

Bale was one of the best players in the world before leaving Spurs, and Mido told talkSport that the Welshman could once again be the best if he returns (h/t Sun):

“Go back to Tottenham. Come back and play at Tottenham for three or four years. He’s got so much money, I’m sure he’ll be well off enough now to have a happy life with his family.

“He needs to feel loved and people love him at Tottenham. If he goes back he will be one of the best players in the Premier League again.”

Bale could be a hit at Tottenham

The Welsh attacker has won four Champions League crowns for Real and played a key role in lifting that trophy last season.

However, he has never been able to connect with the fans of the Madrid giants. Mido adds that Bale could thrive if he has the backing of the fans and believes the Tottenham supporters love the Welshman:

“I believe if he goes back to Tottenham he will get his desire back. I think Gareth is one of those players who needs to feel loved to play well, and at Tottenham everyone loves him.”

Bale could be a decent option for us as long as we don’t have to pay huge wages for the 29-year-old.

The Welsh attacker can play in several positions and has a couple of quality years left in him.

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His injury record hasn’t been great over the past year or so, and it will be interesting to see who we sign in the summer window.

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