Shaw worked with Pochettino while the two were at Southampton before the latter left to join Tottenham in 2014.
And the full-back followed his manager out the door at St Mary’s later that summer by joining Manchester United for £27million.
However his time in the north west of England has been hampered by injuries, accusations of being overweight and very public criticism from Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho.
The latter openly questioned Shaw’s ability back in April and went on to say he was a long way behind in terms of commitment, focus and ambition.
It has led to constant rumours surrounding his future at Old Trafford, with speculation linking him with a move to Tottenham.
And Shaw, writing in Guillem Balague’s Brave New World: Inside Pochettino’s Spurs, has opened the door to his former manager in a come and get me plea.
“I think with Southampton he achieved the impossible. We were one of the best footballing teams in the league… I do hope that I can play for him again one day. And I think he really wants me to play under him again,” Shaw said.
“He used to call me his son, that’s how good our relationship was. I’ve had lots of ups and downs, but when I was with Pochettino it was only ever up, up, up.
“He made me feel that I was the best. He’d show me clips of my games and say, ‘You should do this better’. Not in a horrible way. Not I could have done better, but I should have done better, because he knows I can be better.”
Shaw is yet to feature in the Premier League this season but made a late cameo appearance in Tuesday evening’s Carabao Cup win over Swansea.
Published at Fri, 27 Oct 2017 05:30:36 +0000