In the seasons before he took over we finished in mostly 5th and 6th with the occasional 4th. I think I read that his brief was to turn us into a regular CL team in 5 years. He did it in his 2nd season, then again in his 3rd, 4th and 5th seasons. The CL run masked an absolute dogshit 6 months in the league which carried over into the season he was sacked but he did better than anyone was expecting in the league up until about Christmas 2018.Did Poch really overachieve? Take out that dream CL run (which is still cup football where anything can happen), Spurs were shit in the league that year IIRC, and then shit again the next year which resulted in him being sacked.
I absolutely have a personal vendetta against him if you can't tell
There's all sorts of debates about who was to blame for the downfall - Levy for not spending money, Poch for having a very specific list of players that he wouldn't accept alternatives to, etc - but it happened and Levy has reacted poorly since. Poch said the squad needed a "painful rebuild" but Levy didn't believe him and thought that bringing in a winner like Mourinho would push the same group of players over the line. Then sacking Mourinho a few days before a cup final, then hiring Nuno. One good thing though is distancing himself from the football side by bringing Paratici in - he's done great work so far, both in terms of bringing talent in and getting aging, high-earning players off of the books (and he got money for Joe Hart - who we signed on a free - which makes him a magician in my book). Everybody fucked up by bringing Nuno in, it's impossible to see how anybody thought it could work.
All said and done though I'd take Levy and ENIC a million times over whatever the fuck owns Newcastle (for example). At the end of the day ENIC are an investment company but Levy has grown the club unrecognisably since getting rid of Sugar, all within its means.
I'll always have a soft spot for Poch but I just think those few seasons were unrepeatable and coming back wouldn't work out the way Spurs fans hope it would.