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Mauricio Pochettino - Sacked

Discussion in 'Classic Threads' started by DubaiSpur, 27 May 2014.

  1. Dr Rosenrosen

    Dr Rosenrosen Ramon Vega

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    Mauricio Pochettino: I could stay at Tottenham for 20 years

    “I am very happy (in England),” he said.

    “It’s true that we are me and my staff are very well here. It was fantastic after a good and not so good experience in Spain as a coach.

    “We’ve fit in fantastically since day one in England.

    “It’s true that it’s only four years (since I arrived from Southampton) but we maybe could be here for 20 years.

    “Why not? I’m not a person thinking 10 years ahead. I try to focus on today and try to work for tomorrow to be better.

    “With that philosophy I’ve spent four years here and it would be fantastic to spend more time.”

    Pochettino was linked to the Manchester United job last year during Louis van Gaal’s final days at the club - but Jose Mourinho eventually landed the post at Old Trafford.

    There have been reports linking the former Espanyol boss with moves back to Spain - namely to Barcelona or Real Madrid - in the future.

    But Pochettino insists his sole focus is on Spurs.

    “We are ambitions and want to win every game,” he said.

    “If we go backwards for a season from what we were, that would be 1000 miles. Football is about belief, faith and working hard.

    “In two-and-a-half years (we have met) our expectations. Not to push and move the club quick - sometimes that is not possible. But it relates to excitement around Tottenham. The new stadium, the team.

    “Today it looks like we’re the best team in the world. That is very good. The aim is to keep that feeling.”

    http://www.express.co.uk/sport/foot...ossip-Mauricio-Pochettino-career-future-plans
     
  2. Spur of the moment

    Spur of the moment John Lacy

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    Oh Poch I love you too, mwah. But even the most romantic of fairy tales can very quickly turn sour. So let's just enjoy the moment and leave tomorrow to take care of itself shall we?:rolleyes:
     
  3. DubaiSpur

    DubaiSpur Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Erm..he said he'd be happy to stay in England for 20 years, not Spurs specifically (at least ,that's what I get reading the article)...not quite as secure as the title would have you believe. ;)
     
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  4. Dr Rosenrosen

    Dr Rosenrosen Ramon Vega

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    glorygloryeze Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Roland Beurre Erik Edman

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    JerusalemMan Dean Richards

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    How strange. I read exactly that article a couple of days ago and was shaking my head in amazement
     
  8. Dr Rosenrosen

    Dr Rosenrosen Ramon Vega

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    Lovely feature story about Poch in the Guardian site today, though it recycles some of the same quotes that have been circulating in the last few days.

    https://www.theguardian.com/footbal...chettino-tottenham-perfection-manchester-city

    Especially tasty opposite this headline:

    Pep Guardiola: ‘Maybe I am not good enough for Emirates Marketing Project’
    • Guardiola makes shock admission as cracks begin to show
    • Stuttering City face strutting Tottenham on Saturday

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jan/20/pep-guardiola-manchester-city-tottenham

    But, the narratives can change completely after 90 minutes on the pitch in a few hours....
     
  9. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Tommy Harmer Staff Member

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    :D:D:D:D:D:D Suiyha!!!! I told you son! ;)
     
  10. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Tommy Harmer Staff Member

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    No no don't ruin the fun :D:D:D:D:D:D
     
  11. DubaiSpur

    DubaiSpur Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Is okay. If Poch goes somewhere else in England, we can wrangle Jesus Perez into being his successor - the man's surprisingly deep, dulcet voice in that Spurs TV video from a few days ago has me convinced that he'd be a good replacement, based solely on his surprising baritone. :p
     
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    Rorschach Vic Buckingham

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    Really? LOL.
    I just imagined him sounding like a little more high pitched (with boss at the end of every sentence)
     
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  13. DubaiSpur

    DubaiSpur Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    I thought so too given his height and general demeanour alongside Poch, until I heard him speak. Man has a considerably deep baritone - his voice might actually be deeper than Poch's own . :p Also, his command of English seems to be better than MoPo's - well, either that or he's just less circumspect about using the language when compared to Poch.
     
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    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    They seem to be having so much fun. :)

     
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    ricky2tricky4city Chris Perry

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    From the hamhigh.....


    Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham have appointed Steve Hitchen as their new chief scout.

    Spurs, who elected not to sign any players in the January transfer window, are restructuring their recruitment operation, with head of recruitment Paul Mitchell serving his notice period and former chief scout Ian Broomfield departing in December.

    Hitchen returns to White Hart Lane after having a senior role in the Lilywhites’ scouting team when Harry Redknapp was in charge. Midfielder Luka Modric moved to north London during his previous spell at the club.

    Pochettino said today: “It’s true about Steve Hitchen. It’s a different position [to Paul Mitchell] but I can confirm he’s been working from Monday.”

    While Tottenham are beginning to look ahead to the summer transfer window, they have managed to tie down most of their senior players to long-term contracts.

    Eleven players have signed new deals this season, and Pochettino feels that show of faith bodes well for the future.

    “The most important step is that the players believe they can achieve their dreams,” said the manager. “If you believe Tottenham is the right place to achieve your dreams, we will be very close to winning trophies.

    “For me it’s the first time it’s happened, that in the last few months so many players have extended [their contracts] and shown their commitment. Maybe 80 per cent have shown that and want to be here long-term - it’s my first experience like Derp

    “When I look at different clubs it doesn’t happen, what’s happened here, which is very good news for us.

    “It’s a very good point - to achieve big things the players need to dream and to show commitment with us.

    “Time is very important in football. You can spend £400million to build a winning team and buy all the best players in the world and try to win today, or you build a different way to try to win at the end, and for that you always need time.”

    Pochettino continued: “For me Tottenham, with the history, is always above every manager, player, staff. That is the most important thing.

    “Sometimes we say if we don’t get the Champions League or Europa League it might be difficult to extend the contracts of players who want to win. But come on, Tottenham is bigger than anyone. It’s important to start to be clever.

    “I want to play for Tottenham, want to manage Tottenham, because Tottenham for me is a big club with a big history, big fans and in the very short future will be one of the best teams for facilities, with this new stadium.

    “The important thing is that Tottenham want to give me the chance to manage here for a long time. That is the most important thing and sets the principle when you arrive here as manager, coach or player. You feel the responsibility is to work and achieve big things.”

    Tottenham head to Anfield on Saturday and can move seven points clear of fifth-placed Liverpool by beating Jurgen Klopp’s Reds.

    But Pochettino said: “I am thinking of the top of the table. That is not a problem today, whether it’s seven points. Our objective is to reduce the gap against Chelsea and we need to be ready to fight, because it will be a very difficult game.

    “For me Liverpool have one of the best squads, if not in England then in Europe, and it’s sure they will be motivated because Tottenham against Liverpool is always a big match.”

    Spurs will be without Danny Rose, who suffered a knee injury in last Tuesday’s match at Sunderland, but Pochettino said: “It’s not a big issue, it’s a minor problem. We’ll see, we hope as soon as possible he can be available again.

    “He’s very positive we’re very positive. He’s happy. I was talking with him now before this press conference. We’re happy after he saw the specialist.”
     
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    ricky2tricky4city Chris Perry

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    metalgear Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Best speech from him so far. But it also vindicates Levy's vision, and the evolutionary path we took to get here.

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    afsoc4life Jonathan Woodgate

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    What I like is the call for Spurs meteorology to change from top four to winning the league!
     
  20. Raziel

    Raziel Chris Perry

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    Came up short today, was more than a little naïve. Playing a side that everyone has figured out, stay back, don't let them get behind you, then hit with a ball over the top. Instead we play high, let them get behind us repeatedly, and then try to play out the back with short balls keeping us under pressure and helping their pressing game.

    I have a ton of respect for Poch, but got it completely wrong today.
     
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