MAURICIO POCHETTINO APPOINTED NEW HEAD COACH

goughie1966

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5 years plus his backroom team. It'll cost a bloody fortune if Levy loses patience when we don't get top 4 next season and sacks them all. I hope Levy can stick with him and give him a chance.

Gotta feel for the Southampton fans too. They've lost their manager and half the squad will be on the way too. I've got no sympathy for the Southampton board after they shit on Adkins. They've got what was coming to them but the fans are the ones that always end up getting shafted.
 

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5 year deal , guess Levi thinks if he dose well enougth over a couple of season , he can cash in when the likes of Real and barca come calling .
 
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Unimpressive record at Espanyol and the same again last season at Southampton.A Total hit and hope yet again from Levy.
Nope. Not how I see it. Espanyol were in a financial crisis and he did well enough. Came into Southampton to replace a popular manager and won people round. Played impressive football with the resources at his disposal and made 4 of then WC contenders, with 3 going (Rodriguez injury only thing preventing him). Was Ricky Lambert on your list before hand... really. Now he has been given a 5 year contract. That is a message from Levy that he craves stability. He wanted that to be AVB, but did not listen to the voices warning him about personality issues, (probably believing that anyone who issues with Terry couldn't be all bad).

Sherwood was only temp. Wanted LvG admittedly, toyed with FdB, but has settled on a young manager with ambition and a good skill set. Hopefully he will emulate Rodgers.

what we have to do is give him time. Support everything but the most nutty decisions and bide out time. We have one of the best squads in the country. Best facilities and soon will have a new stadium. We play in the best league.

Poch was a 50:50 for me. I liked the idea of FdB. However I can see the sense of this decision.

COYS.
 

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Nope. Not how I see it. Espanyol were in a financial crisis and he did well enough. Came into Southampton to replace a popular manager and won people round. Played impressive football with the resources at his disposal and made 4 of then WC contenders, with 3 going (Rodriguez injury only thing preventing him). Was Ricky Lambert on your list before hand... really. Now he has been given a 5 year contract. That is a message from Levy that he craves stability. He wanted that to be AVB, but did not listen to the voices warning him about personality issues, (probably believing that anyone who issues with Terry couldn't be all bad).

Sherwood was only temp. Wanted LvG admittedly, toyed with FdB, but has settled on a young manager with ambition and a good skill set. Hopefully he will emulate Rodgers.

what we have to do is give him time. Support everything but the most nutty decisions and bide out time. We have one of the best squads in the country. Best facilities and soon will have a new stadium. We play in the best league.

Poch was a 50:50 for me. I liked the idea of FdB. However I can see the sense of this decision.

COYS.
Are you sure about the personality issues? Just about every player went out of their way to say they were stoked to play under him.
 

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Just out of interest, who would you have liked to have seen made manager?
Oh Poch all the way. He's so handsome and is obviously massively intelligent because he is foreign. Given these are the most important criteria to be Spurs manager who else could it be? Forget Redknapp who got us champions league, he looks like a bulldog chewing a wasp...no good at all.
 

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Oh Poch all the way. He's so handsome and is obviously massively intelligent because he is foreign. Given these are the most important criteria to be Spurs manager who else could it be? Forget Redknapp who got us champions league, he looks like a bulldog chewing a wasp...no good at all.
It was a serious question. You clearly don't want Poch do who would you have rather had? If you don't want to answer, and instead just throw around vitriol, thats cool but I was interested.
 

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No idea how this will work out, and have to say heart was thempted by FdB - but it's not the same as Ramos and AVB - neither of those had any success in England - Poch has (I think) been successful at Saints, so it's not like he can't work in English football.

We do however seem to swallow up and destroy managers....
 

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It was a serious question. You clearly don't want Poch do who would you have rather had? If you don't want to answer, and instead just throw around vitriol, thats cool but I was interested.
I'll answer your questions if you answer mine. What is the minimum acceptable league finish for Poch next year?
 

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I'll answer your questions if you answer mine. What is the minimum acceptable league finish for Poch next year?
Jesus, TBH, I'm kinda bored and can't be arsed to wait for a proper answer to a perfectly reasonable question.

I don't have an 'acceptable' league position - as long as I see improvement, I will be happy. There, that's my answer. Don't worry about answering my question; I've lost interest.
 

OnTheUp

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I'm no troll but honestly, getting neg repped by the dillusionals on here is quite reassuring.

Anybody willing to say how certain they are of a top 6 finish next year under this guy or do we all accept he won't do as good as last year?...but that's okay?
 
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