Alex Ferguson and Mauricio Pochettino meet for lunch

max cady

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2011
Messages
1,278
#42
if you are facing your first season in champs lge with little or no experience who would you turn to for advice..............the man who has done it all Fergie.......move on nothing to see here.
 

dagraham

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 20, 2005
Messages
10,007
#43
Wouldn't it be great if Fergie came to work for Spurs as a mentor to Poch and to spread the word around the world that we are the place to be?

Not gonna happen, but I could imagine the Utd fans reaction :).

Far more likely he's tapping him up for the future unfortunately.
 

nailsy

SC Supporter
Joined
Jul 24, 2005
Messages
17,059
#44
Poch only announced his contract extension a couple of weeks ago so he's clearly not going anywhere soon. The meal was probably just a chance for Poch to get some advice from Fergie who has often offered advice to young managers in the past.
There's also the possibility that they spoke about players in which case Poch would have made it clear that Kane isn't for sale. I wonder if we have some interest in one of their players though? Scheniderlin would be an obvious one.
 

John48

Active Member
Joined
Aug 31, 2015
Messages
359
#47
A bit alarmed that the first team coach was also present , but then again Man utd would surly use somebody less high profile to make enquires and there are a million places here or europe to meet less discrete then a top restaurant in central London .
They've used SAF before to tap up people, certainly he sounded out Moyes before he went there & I believe he spoke to LVG & Jose. The guys status is such that he can get his foot in the door, where as some no mark wouldn't get the time of day.
 

bigspurs

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 9, 2005
Messages
2,765
#49
I'm hoping that there's nothing going on here, but until Poch comes out and rubbishes any chance of him leaving, the press will draw their own conclusions.
 

Mullers

Unknown member
Joined
Jan 4, 2006
Messages
24,263
#52
They met for lunch, so what? Ferguson is the greatest manager ever so if I was a manager, I'd want to get as much advice from him as possible. But even if there is something to it I am not at all worried about him going there.
 

cliff jones

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 31, 2012
Messages
1,861
#53
I'm not bothered about this at all. Think Poch will keep his word and still be in charge when we move into the new Lane.

Longer term, I think he might well manage United. If their stock, and his, remains high, that is....
 

chico

Active Member
Joined
Dec 2, 2004
Messages
566
#56
I'm nervous. He tapped Carrick and Berbatov. He effectively unsettled Modric and put him into play transfer wise. They sniffed around with Bale and made a late bid. Even if Poch was just "seeking advice" you can guarantee SAF was wooing like a teenager on heat at his first school disco. He's got form ffs.
Hopefully Levy will just sweeten the terms considerably, whether we like it or not modern football is all about $$$$$$. To think that a new ground will sway him or the chance to continue working with our young squad vs a possible £5-£6m pay rise per year is hoping rather than being certain.
 

dannythomas

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 17, 2004
Messages
3,262
#58
I'm nervous. He tapped Carrick and Berbatov. He effectively unsettled Modric and put him into play transfer wise. They sniffed around with Bale and made a late bid. Even if Poch was just "seeking advice" you can guarantee SAF was wooing like a teenager on heat at his first school disco. He's got form ffs.
Hopefully Levy will just sweeten the terms considerably, whether we like it or not modern football is all about $$$$$$. To think that a new ground will sway him or the chance to continue working with our young squad vs a possible £5-£6m pay rise per year is hoping rather than being certain.
Regrettably I agree with this. At the end of last month Poch said " I will sign Tuesday or tomorrow " . So what happened ? The meeting with Ferguson appears too coincidental but if it was a tapping up meeting it doesn't show the greatest of respect for the club to hold it in a public place.
 

Sweetsman

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 30, 2011
Messages
5,479
#59
Exactly. Very odd timing. Papers would obviously have a field day
It seems they haven't as yet, so they may know this is crap. It may well be that Poch wants to build an empire at Spurs, and so who better to ask than the Sun-King himself. I'm sure Fergie suggested that there was a seat waiting for him, but it's a very wobbly throne since he left.
 

Sweetsman

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 30, 2011
Messages
5,479
#60
Wouldn't it be great if Fergie came to work for Spurs as a mentor to Poch and to spread the word around the world that we are the place to be?

Not gonna happen, but I could imagine the Utd fans reaction :).

Far more likely he's tapping him up for the future unfortunately.
Ferguson was originally thinking of coming to Spurs before ending up at ManU.