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Mauricio Pochettino appointed Brexit adviser after leaving Europe twice in two months

The Spurs manager has been rewarded for his double exit from Europe by the Prime Minister

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed he will take up an offer from Prime Minister Theresa May to join her Brexit advisory panel.

The Argentine was reportedly approached late on Thursday evening after Spurs crashed out of the Europa League following a 3-2 aggregate defeat to Gent.

The result means Pochettino and his Tottenham side have left Europe twice in as many months after exiting the Champions League in December too – exactly the kind of pedigree May is looking for after last year’s vote to leave the EU.

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May and her Brexit panel will look to emulate Pochettino’s cutthroat approach to getting out of Europe as fast as he can and believe his expertise could prove priceless.

Pochettino’s half brother-in-law Lee Satchell said: “Mauricio jumped at the opportunity once he was made aware.

“He really has proved he’s the master of getting the hell out of Europe as fast as is humanly possible.

“Brexit seems like a complicated task, granted, but actually losing over two legs to Gent is a far superior challenge and Poch executed it to perfection.”

Harry Kane has also allegedly been added to May’s board of advisers despite not actually knowing what or where Europe is.


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