Date: 22nd December 2018 at 4:41pm
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The media campaign won’t go away just by wailing ‘Please stop!’ at it.

Paul Scholes has chipped in with his verdict on the whole Pochettino to Manchester United business.

The former Red Devil told the Robbie Savage Premier League Breakfast that Mauricio could be effortlessly installed at Old Trafford.

“Pochettino’s the man,” he told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“If he wants the job then I think it’s his.

“He carries himself brilliantly with the media and with his team. He promotes young players and most importantly he wins a lot of football matches.”
“I know people say he’s got a great team at Tottenham. He has, but can he ever really win the league with Tottenham? I’m not sure he can.

“With United, he’ll have the spending power, the money and he’ll be capable of winning the league. I think if he wants the job then he’s definitely the man.”

Meanwhile the betting market has settled with Poch in pole position by some way at 7/4.

If one were to believe the bookies, then this move is inevitable.

Again, I would urge THFC to get their house in order and take ownership of this story.

Football has been in a ‘post dignified silence’ place for some considerable time.

Forget this no more nasty questions, please… rubbish and get the club to announce that fans can completely disregard rumours.

There is too much angst wrapped in this particular rumour, and it is NOT unreasonable that Levy at least make an attempt to show fans he DOES have his act together..

If a journalist asked in a presser, ‘Mauricio, could the stadium blow away in the wind?’, he would of course be allowed to tell the hack not to be daft.

Levy, get your head out of your spreadsheets sunshine and do your actual job.

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  • Simon December 23, 2018 at 9:19 am

    I’d love Poch to say “I love you. I’m yours forever” but that’s not the way the world works. For what it’s worth…

    The ManU/Real/Chelsea merry-go-round of revolving door jobs will always be there. He’s in his 40’s. No rush.

    Over the next 2 years, Spurs will be closer to winning something than ManU and I suspect that will be important to his short-term ambitions.

    There’s a new stadium to move into (eventually) and a full season there should be an advantage.

    Keeping the speculation at the ‘I know you love me but do you love me enough’ level will incentivise Levy to buy flowers, cards, a diamond ring and maybe a (Belgian) defence contract this side of May.

    but…money talks and ManU will pay more and buy better players.

    My money is on him leaving in in 2020 with Levy doing some deal with ManU/Real this summer.

  • Coogy December 22, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    My two pennies worth which is probably wrong: Pochettino turned down Real Madrid a few months ago, a club that he has actually said he wants to manage in the future. He never included Man U amongst the clubs he did specify. Obviously there will be an unending tirade of media speculation between now and when they announce their new manger but if Pochettino has any sense he will bat it off and stay where he is. F*ck the money he could spend and whatever wages he might be paid, leaving Tottenham and starting afresh at Man U will personally set him back five years.
    As a Tottenham fan who has endured the Modric, Bale and Berbatov transfer sagas I’m sick to the back teeth with this sh*t and hope it gets properly shut down ASAP. Poch’s words earlier today said he wants to win the league with Tottenham but some media outlets have somehow spun it to make it seem like he wants to leave, there is only one word for the lot of them and that is wankers.

    • Mikespurs December 22, 2018 at 7:30 pm

      I look at this issue in the positive, it really gives poch some leverage against levy. Either levy backs him or he walks, which would have happened anyway. Now that its manu it highlights how stupid levy is & could ruin his pr campaign for the new stadium. We know levy trips over dollars to pick up Penny’s but, if that was to happen, he will get roasted

      • Coogy December 22, 2018 at 7:39 pm

        Yes you are right. The truth is that if Levy had already backed him we all wouldn’t be feeling so ansy right now.
        You are also right about Levy tripping over dollars to pick up penny’s – the bloke is supposed to be a financial genius yet it seems he has never heard the phrase ‘speculate to accumulate’. In the words of Alan Partridge ‘he’s and idiot’.

        • Coogy December 22, 2018 at 7:40 pm


          • Mikespurs December 22, 2018 at 7:48 pm

            If levy backed him at all we prob would already have a title, instead we have a borderline mutinous fan base ( if poch & key players leave) while trying to sell 30000 more tickets every week…… just after screwing season ticket holder by a. Making them buy Wembley tickets our risk losing their right to have them.
            B. Lying his … off that the stadium would be ready.
            Not a great recipe

  • Mikespurs December 22, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Let’s try this again. I very much appreciate your articles about actual residence. I think the whole build a stadium & it’s good for the neighborhood is a farce. At least in England the billions dollar corporation actually has to pay for it, here in the states us taxpayers have to put up a large portion of the bill because it’s good for our city?!?!?! Between a preposed walkway to avoid local businesses, kicking out people because they arnt part of “the plan”, or some mysterious fire the burns down the only holdout to the property buy, just to name a few. The track record is appalling. But like I said, I would think a journalist could find out what we pay to the council in this particular issue then write an article calling them the devil with a last minute paragraph saying…..maybe not? Not defending these property managers but articles like these take away from the bigger issues

    • Mikespurs December 22, 2018 at 7:18 pm

      What’s up? Type short response shows immediate, long response moderated

  • Mikespurs December 22, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Tried to respond but moderated

  • Mikespurs December 22, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Alittle confused by this story. Very negative headline but the last paragraph from the spurs spokesman says basically we have an agreement already & pay for the clean up. Of coarse hes a pr man, so spins whatever he can to make the club look as good as possible. But to go from spurs forcing the council to pay for our fans pick up to, but we do???? Which is it? Must be public finance records showing how much the club gives for clean up right? Piece smells of journalisistic laziness. Not that our track record with the council is nothing but appalling. But feel those numbers could be easily found out

    • Harry Hotspur December 22, 2018 at 6:12 pm

      This is in truth a push to get wider issues into the public domain.

      Not being cute but I’m the only high profile Spurs punter in the football arena that has even spared a thought for the poor SOBs in Haringey.

      This rubbish is frankly the tip of a rubbish iceberg.

      Regeneration is a myth, a total myth.

      It’s a crying shame that the the truths about the people in N17 hasn’t had better publicity.

      • Mikespurs December 22, 2018 at 6:46 pm

        I look forward to your posts about the actual residence of the area & find it important. & between the perposed walkway to avoid local businesses, kicking people out of their homes because “their undesirable “, or some mysterious fire that burns down the only holdout to the property project….to name a few. Shouldnt go unnoticed. I personally think the sell of a stadium because it will bring jobs is a compete farce. You can make just as much in a department store but work more then 1 day a week. At least spurs has to pay for the stadium opposed to us here in the states that make the taxpayers do it. With that said, I would be curious to know how much we pay to the council & if it’s actually fair opposed to an article saying we refuse to pay but wait……we are paying? Instead of this kind of article, one with more transparency or better yet, one with some of the subjects you have highlighted would be better

        • Harry Hotspur December 22, 2018 at 7:18 pm

          I’ve posted lots tbh

          • Mikespurs December 22, 2018 at 7:21 pm

            You have. Stadium regeneration projects are only good for people who own the stadium. People who have to live around them……..not so much

  • Jameson December 22, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    Sky Bet have poch 10/11 to be Utd Manager come start of the new season which is incredibly short all things considered. Poch is doing little to dispel the rumours & he might be doing so he can get a few things in his favour, investment in Jan for instance. Appreciate there is considerable compensation amount for them to get Poch but I don’t think that will do much to put Utd off. Hate to be negative, but Poch might see this change as an ideal time for it to take place, not to mention he’ll be afforded time & investment at Utd. I hope I am wrong.