Pochettino accused Mourinho of putting Dier "in a compromising position" but, speaking at a news conference ahead of Saturday's game, he insisted the affair had long since been put to bed. The manager that helped him come to the first team, the manager that helped him to develop in the best moment of his career, is a manager he doesn't forget, a manager he likes a lot, a manager that maybe one day he would like to be reunited again.
However, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will now have to plan without the Londoner in the build-up to one of the biggest games of the season so far. The book only tried to show how hard it is for every manager.
Tottenham and Manchester United share 20 equal points to sit third and second respectively in the EPL table separated by goal difference. I am not silly or stupid to talk in a different way.
"Yes, you always want all the players available. During the season, problems happen and you must trust all the players, all the squad".
The Premier League's leading scorer has been ruled out with a hamstring strain, but Pochettino says his squad can cope with the absence.
"For tomorrow, we can not take a risk". "The doctor and medical staff made the decision to not take the risk".
Pochettino explained: "We can not take a risk for tomorrow, we'll see after for Wednesday".
"The players are not machines and it is so hard to cope with global duty and playing every three days".
Pochettino could hand summer signing Fernando Llorente his full Premier League debut in place of Kane, while using Son Heung-Min as a striker is also a possibility.