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Next Manager?

Discussion in 'Classic Threads' started by StephenH, 29 Jan 2021.

  1. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Jack L. Jones

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    Yeah nothing would shock me
     
  2. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla John Lacy

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    What bust up is this?
     
  3. Mr Gogolak

    Mr Gogolak Stephen Kelly

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    Mbappé had a falling out with Giroud early on, maybe a few days before the start of the competition. Something about Giroud complaining he never passed him the ball or some stupid brick like that. Pointless, really, but Deschamps let it get out of control. A couple of guys, Pogba included, talked about it on TV.

    When you fail to keep that kind of things private, the writing is on the wall. I think they agreed to disagree, in the end, but you can bet that everyone in the squad have their opinion about the incident. It would be unfair to blame France's exit solely on that. Their performances were dire but they weren't setting the world alight in Russia three years ago either (bar for the final, of course). But you know what they say about karma...
     
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  4. milo

    milo Jack L. Jones

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    Giroud got the hump about Benzema coming back and getting selected ahead of him. He then fell out with Mbappe for, as you said, not passing to him but it's roots are in the Benzema decision.
     
  5. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Santo seen arriving at Hotspur Way

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    (Budget Dinosaur)
     
  6. Baleforce

    Baleforce Steve Archibald

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    I'd be ok with Nuno, we've been linked with a lot worse imo
     
  7. Daisuk

    Daisuk Jack Jull

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  8. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    Suppose it's only for 10 months anyway
     
  9. DubSpur

    DubSpur Tim Sherwood

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    We would name a 29 year old former player, he was a stop gap for a few games to get rid of Mourinho while searching for a proper replacement. Nothing unusual in that.
    There have been loads of managers at 29 that have quickly become successful, look at Nagelsmann.

    Managers are more knowledgeable now than ever in all areas and with ideas being shared more than ever. The overall standard of managers and players has improved as it has done in more or less all areas of life with improvements in education and easy access to training and knowledge. 30-40 years ago managers didn't have any idea about nutrition, recovery etc and didn't have easy access to analysis of teams from all over the world to see different tactics and incorporate them into their own ideas. A few stood out 30-40 years ago as they were ahead in certain areas e.g. Wenger was miles ahead in fitness and nutrition, now it's harder to stand out because the overall standard is higher across the board. But we still have the likes of Pep having huge impacts on playing styles.
     
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  10. superspurs

    superspurs Jonathan Woodgate

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    Just find the Nuno thing so odd. He signed a new Wolves contract only last year and they just let him out of it to go to another Prem club for zero compensation? I find that utterly bizarre, does Mendes have that much power of them.

    *Remembers their third kit this year was a stupid Portugal shirt...*

    Ohhh.
     
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  11. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Jack L. Jones

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    Yes he does
     
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  12. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    Where you off to this time?
     
  13. Gutter Boy

    Gutter Boy Tim Sherwood

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    PSG, obviously
     
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  14. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    If I see Neto in a Spurs shirt...that could be one benefit.
     
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  15. Yiddo

    Yiddo Johnny Morrison

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    Well he has my full backing.
     
  16. Yiddo

    Yiddo Johnny Morrison

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    Tottenham Hotspur are set to finally appoint a new head coach before the weekend in former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo after chairman Daniel Levy gave the green light to the Portuguese.

    Spurs have searched for more than two months for Jose Mourinho's successor since parting ways with him on April 19, six days before the Carabao Cup final.

    Tottenham's hunt for their next head coach has taken them across Europe with talks initially held with former boss Mauricio Pochettino and Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag, while the likes of Hansi Flick, Julian Nagelsmann and Brendan Rodgers were sounded out as the club looked for a very defined type of head coach, one to play the "free-flowing, attacking and entertaining" football Levy had promised the fans.

    Then new managing director of football Fabio Paratici arrived from Juventus with a view of appointing a more tactically conservative head coach.

    Talks were held with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, advanced discussions with ex-Roma head coach Paulo Fonseca - a compromise of Paratici's and Levy's requirements - then former Fiorentina boss Gennaro Gattuso, while Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui was sounded out.

    All the while, Espirito Santo remained in the background as a possibility. Paratici has been keen on the Portuguese for a while, having had him on his list of potential replacements for Andrea Pirlo at Juventus, alongside Gattuso.

    Paratici also has a strong relationship with the former Wolves manager's agent Jorge Mendes, as shown by the deal to take Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus from Real Madrid, amid another couple of deals between the two men.

    As football.london reported last week, Levy was left undecided on the appointment of Espirito Santo, with the Portuguese seen by some as having similar counter-attacking football to Mourinho and not fitting the profile the chairman had publicly declared to the supporters.

    However, it is testament to the growing power within Tottenham of Paratici - who arrived in the UK this week - that he was able to convince his new chairman that Espirito Santo - popular among his players and a man who takes a strong charge of his squads - would be the perfect fit to galvanise the club.

    football.london understands that during discussions Paratici showed Levy the way Espirito Santo's entertaining Valencia side played, more often with a 4-4-2 and 4-3-3 than the back three he became known for at Wolves.

    It is understood that during talks it was made clear by both Paratici and Espirito Santo that the football the Portuguese would bring to Tottenham would tick the attacking, entertaining boxes Levy had called for while also, at the same time, being strong at the back.

    Espirito Santo has shown a willingness to adapt to the personnel he has and clubs he has worked at in his career and this is believed to be the case once again at Tottenham.

    His desire to work with young players and help develop Tottenham's talents in their academy was also believed to be a plus for the club during talks.

    The Portuguese is expected to be announced before this weekend with a view to being ready to start work on Monday when the non-international players return to Hotspur Way for pre-season training.

    He will have to plan quickly for a pre-season that brings with it matches against Leyton Orient, MK Dons and also Chelsea and Arsenal, before a huge opening Premier League match against Emirates Marketing Project at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

    There is also the speculation surrounding Harry Kane to deal with, when the England captain returns with the other internationals competing at the Euros and Copa America.

    Espirito Santo is at least fortunate that he will have a large number of senior players to work with in his early weeks, with Spurs' mixed form last season resulting in many players missing out on selection for international competition this summer.

    Many Tottenham fans will no doubt be disappointed that a two-and-a-half month process of searching for a new head coach has gone past some exciting names to end up with a man who has been available for weeks.

    However, some will point to the fact that Tottenham have enjoyed more success with their managerial appointments when they have been forced to turn to choices further down their wishlist, such as Pochettino himself, Martin Jol and Harry Redknapp.

    Espirito Santo will have a big job on his hands at Spurs but the fact that Paratici wanted him and the Italian has been backed by Levy shows that at least the structure is now in place to move forward.

    (Football London)
     
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  17. Rorschach

    Rorschach Vivian Woodward

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  18. billyiddo

    billyiddo Garth Crooks Staff Member

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    How many managers has AG said were due to be appointed in the coming days this summer?

    Bit of an underwhelming appointment if true
     
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  19. Bishop

    Bishop Mauricio Taricco

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    Santo was always the kind of profile we would get or should go for. Who did you expect/desire?
     
  20. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Les Ferdinand

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    Cracked me up! :D
     
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