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Mauricio Pochettino

Discussion in 'General Football' started by Dorothy, 8 May 2019.

  1. FolkestoneSpur

    FolkestoneSpur Espen Baardsen

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    No he's saving that for the eve of the Champions league final. :p
     
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  2. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Luka Modric

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    Looks happy!

     
  3. jts1882

    jts1882 Vedran Corluka

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    The criticism levelled at Poch is that he hasn't won anything (or only the French Milk Cup). He stays to the end of the season and he wins a league title and has a shot at the CL (unless he gets sacked). He's not going to improve his reputation going to United mid-season. He might not be happy in Paris, but he can surely survive another six months. He might also get more clarity from United if he waits.
     
  4. Mikey10

    Mikey10 Chris Armstrong

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    I see he’s doing that thing he did with us in the lead-up to the CL Final - making half-hearted attempts to say he’ll stick with the job while refusing to rule out a move elsewhere.

    It’s a bizarre motivational tactic for sure. Seemed to be about as successful last night as it was for us in Madrid.
     
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  5. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    This is why I'm not bothered if he goes to United
     
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  6. Dicko

    Dicko Ruel Fox

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    I think PSG shot themselves in the foot with the signing of Messi. They have 3 superstars forwards with almost zero work rate. People keep saying ''Oh with that front 3 they will always be a danger to anyone'' but let's be honest they haven't clicked yet and have barely strung any decent comfortable wins together this season. They really need to figure it out soon as it's not doing Poch any favours. I just hope he manages to stay there and win the league, not that I worship him or want him back, but just so he has a title under his belt and gets the credit he deserves from some of those pundits who always sh*t on his time at Spurs and say he wasn't a success because he didn't win anything.
     
  7. Jurgen the German

    Jurgen the German Paul Stewart

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    Agree completely. I get that he loves this country and the United job is hard to turn down and in football, you have to take jobs when they are available but it would be madness to leave PSG now when they have a great chance of winning the CL this season. At the very least, he should win Ligue 1 and add a trophy to his CV.

    I’ll be brutally honest, I’m not sure Poch is ever going to be one of the top managers in the game. He’s a very, very good manager who will always be in and around the top 5/10 managers in the game but I don’t know if he is ruthless enough. I may be completely wrong and he goes on to win the CL and I will be delighted for both him and Messi if that happens. I know some don’t like hearing any opinion about Poch unless it’s 100% singing his praises but that’s just me feeling. And I say that as someone who feels sad when I attend games and see he is not in our dugout any more. Even though I’m happy we now have Conte, Poch united the fans which is not always easy to do with our fanbase.
     
  8. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Luka Modric

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  9. Robspur12

    Robspur12 Terry Venables

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    So what he said was the following:-

    What another club are doing is not my business, I need to be focused on PSG. I'm not going to make the mistake of talking. You know everything we'll say, it was in the past when at Espanyol when I said my dream was to meet Sir Alex (Ferguson), anything I say now is going to be misunderstood and out of context. I was a PSG player. I love the club. I love the fans. We are fighting in Ligue 1 and the Champions League.

    "My contract is to 2023. This season and one season more. I don't say nothing different. I am very happy at PSG. That is a fact."

    I am not sure what you think he should say? “I hate Utd I never want to manage there I am staying at PSG forever.”
     
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  10. Robspur12

    Robspur12 Terry Venables

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    There is not a lot there I disagree with Jurgen. I said before having those 3 top stars in attack is not going to paper over the cracks of what is a very average squad seemingly made up in midfield of premier league rejects. He needs to be ruthless and drop one of Neymar, Messi or Mbappe. The way they play is so unlike we did under Poch.
     
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  11. parklane1

    parklane1 Steve Sedgley

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    Pretty much that way for me as well.
     
  12. thfcsteff

    thfcsteff Erik Thorstvedt Staff Member

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    There are two similarities.

    1) At each moment in time he was not being listened to properly or allowed to manage the football team as he likes to manage them.

    2) Other big clubs saw this and started sniffing around in public,

    I am not sure what he is meant to have said here.
     
  13. Baleforce

    Baleforce Robbie Keane

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    The right answer for any manager or player is always “I want to be here forever, I’d rather die than manage/play somewhere else”.

    It doesn’t have to be true of course, but that’s the only answer fans want to hear.
     
  14. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    And it also won't make a blind bit of difference if another club is interested, and your agents are talking behind the scenes. Anyone who doesn't say that thinks they are putting their club under pressure (and that is one way you definitely won't get what you want from Levy, as many ex managers have discovered).
     
  15. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Luka Modric

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    Kandi1977 Jimmy Cantrell

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    A United with Poch as manager and Rangnick as "consultant/sporting director would be a formidable force, and that may well be the case come start of next season.
     
  17. scaramanga

    scaramanga Fanny Walden Staff Member

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    Until they get to the pointy bit of the cups/table and then he'll fall short.
     
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  18. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Luka Modric

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    Back before the Tottenham experience aged him!

     
  19. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Luka Modric

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    https://www.football.london/tottenh...eric-dier-pochettino-conte-champions-22386371

    "I have a sense of lot of similarities between that time [the Pochettino years] and what I’m feeling now, in terms of the work ethic, intensity, the discipline," he admitted.

    "Looking back, getting to the Champions League final probably painted over a lot of the cracks from that season itself and getting to the Champions League final and then losing it, it was a lot for all of us to take.

    "That group had been together, pretty much everyone, for four or five years and it was something we’d been working towards.

    "But football doesn’t stop, it doesn’t give us a breather. So after the final, before you know it, you’re going into the new season and it’s pre-season again. I don’t think everyone had got over it by then," Dier added.

    "I don’t think emotionally that everyone was back. And you saw that going into that season [2019-20]. We felt it in the building that the comedown from that was still happening. Which is completely normal."

    However, Dier did look back on the time and reminisce on the fond memories he had with the former Spurs boss and the players around him at the time.

    "I don’t know how you fight it but we had five-and-a-half years incredible years, we didn’t win a trophy and that’s going to haunt us all forever," the defender explained. "But it was still a great, great time at the club and I look back on it with amazing memories. They were a special group."
     
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  20. glasgowspur

    glasgowspur Christian Ziege

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    I feel the same, I still can't watch any of qf, sf or final.
    Way too sore.
     
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