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“No, I don’t think that’s the right appointment,” Pundit reckons Spurs should avoid this high profile manager

By Bruce Grove -

Reports have linked spurs with a move for Maurizio Sarri as they search for a replacement for Jose Mourinho.

The former Chelsea boss has been unattached since Juventus fired him at the end of last season.

He was the Chelsea manager in the 2018/2019 season and helped the Blues to win the Europa League in 2019.

Before coming to England, he managed Napoli in Italy and his Naples team played excellent attacking football.

He won Serie A with Juventus in his only season at the helm and also helped them to reach the final of the Italian Cup.

However, Sarri is a fiery figure who seems to fall out with the presidents of the teams that he manages and its players quite often.

Former Leeds striker, Noel Whelan insists that he would be the wrong man for the Tottenham job and he would have problems with their players if Spurs make him their next boss.

“No, I don’t think that’s the right appointment,” Whelan told Football Insider.

“I really don’t. No. That’s not the way Tottenham need to go.

“He’s another personality who would clash with the players. You need to look at the man-management side of things now. 

“He’s got the experience but you need more than that to go to Tottenham. You need someone who will put their arm around the players. 

“Someone like [Mauricio] Pochettino. He was stern when he needed to be but he also had that personality, that’s what you need.”

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Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 year ago

And if anyone is tailor made to fall out with, it’s old baldy. Keeping your calm while working with our esteemed chairman must be just about the ultimate in emotional control and intelligence.

England Mike
England Mike
1 year ago

He would smoke himself to an early grave here, three at a time at least !

Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
1 year ago

No serious manager will come to this circus surely. Sarri would last a year tops.

I just watched a vlog of the league cup final, it was THE most pitiful, depressing thing I’ve witnessed football wise. To enter each person had to be violated by the useless ‘test’ before waiting half hour to get NHS to text ok….everyone masked up, I dunno if they told fans not to sing or not but when City scored some cheered but some just stood an applauded politely like they were at they’re child’s Christmas play. Huge empty cavernous Wembley for a cup final, just looked wrong. Government have said masks are staying….what happened to tempory measures?? New signs are up in the f#@$_&@ street about masks. What was the vax for then? Yeah conned again. You can’t go to football like this, it’s ridiculous. Ruined.

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 year ago

“No serious manager will come to this circus”. I think Levy has finally been sussed and he’s having a helluva job trying to attract suitors. Reputedly, even turned down by Potter. Might be interesting to see what happens re Rodgers if – as is perfectly possible – the Foxes lose both the Cup final and a CL place (if Liverpool win at Man Utd they could easily go on to win their remaining fixtures while Leicester have to visit Chelsea, where they would then probably need a point before beating us in their final game)

DANP
DANP
1 year ago

yeah no point going for someone with balls that definitely wouldn’t do and I would be shocked if he would even consider spurs after Levys treatment of jose.. I still question why levy ever sacked Poch. You had a mild mannered guy who toed the Levy line hardly ever moaned, probably even bent over occasionally for Levy. Levy had his perfect puppet, I will never ever understand why he sacked him

Richard David Bernard Taylor
Richard David Bernard Taylor
1 year ago
Reply to  DANP

Because things were starting to deteriorate on the pitch and Poch, not getting the backing – in the way of new players – that he needed, started to get tetchy. Understandably so.

entre
entre
1 year ago

I can go about my day now, having learned what former journeyman striker Noel Whelan thinks of the situation.

Dan
Dan
1 year ago
Reply to  entre

Love this, actually cracked me up. Can imagine the Spurs boardroom.

Hitchen: “Dan, pull the plug, Whelan reckons no.”
Levy: “Who reckons what?
Hitchen: “Whelan, he reckons no”
Levy “Former Leeds, Coventry and Middlesbrough striker Noel Whelan?”
Hitchen: “Yeah”
Levy “Sorry Maurizio, Whelan reckons no”

Chris K
Chris K
1 year ago
Reply to  Dan

In all fairness, even my dog would reckon no.

Dan
Dan
1 year ago
Reply to  Chris K

I think your dog could probably pick a better candidate.

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