This week, former Spurs megastar manager Mauricio Pochettino finally landed himself and his coaching staff the dream job that they had all been holding out for. After over a year over being repetitively linked with numerous big sides, the Argentinian finally put pen to paper with one of France’s most well known sides, Paris St Germain.
Amid all the hurrahs and back slapping, one detail emerged via James Dutton’s piece for the Mail Online that puts a rather less than upbeat spin on things, PSG have only given Poch an 18-month deal.
Poch’s predecessor, Thomas Tuchel originally had a 2-year deal, which was extended by a further year, Unai Emery who was in the PSG hot-seat before that, was also on a 2-year contract. Clearly, Chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi is a cautious man, and one not over brimming in confidence this time around.
Apparently there exists an option to extend this week’s deal by a further year, but obviously this would be within the gift of the club, not the coach.
So no pressure; if things go wrong after the first season, you’ll be out the door faster than one can say “bonnet de douche”, with a 6 month pay-off on your hip. If this is Poch’s dream job, I’d suggest he try consuming less cheese before bedtime!
Fair enough! I must admit the vitriol was convincingly real, but I stand corrected! As for the sanity of Spurs fans? Supporting this club for 50 years is enough to drive anyone insane! So I never judge posters to this blog on their sanity, merely on their entertainment value!
Jose is a great winner,like it or not…,At Spurs he will surely win something this season.Mark my words
I got it.
You’re the one embarrassing themselves trying to tell people what to do on a blog that ain’t yours. MUG
Fck poch and his bullies. If only you fools knew.
Who cares about anything else but winning in football. So what about all that “he made us believe again bo770cks. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a million times.fck POCH. Tottenham fans bigging up a fkin loser. It’s embarrassing
R sessy. Big up yourself son. Keep it moving
For the sake of clarity, it was a parody of the lunacy expressed on this site. Pretty obvious, I assumed.
Do you really believe there are sane Tottenham fans who hate Poch?
from vin_ot … “If you’re sane he deserves nothing but pure hate” … does that sound to you like he’s joking?!
How dare you disagree. Don’t you know Poch is useless and wasted 5 years when with anyone else we’d have been winning everything in sight.
My blog, I’ll pick the topics.
Set up your own and blow our minds with your editorial prowess.
Careful. I’ll ban you you for twisting what I say.
It takes seconds.
I wish him well, I think he’s born to lose.
Those aren’t mutually exclusive.
Dexter, my contempt for Poch stems from this contempt of winning trophies.
And that big long space where his spine ought to be.
Bielsa is no Bielsa ☺️
Getting PSG to win anything other than the league and cup in France is a herculean task as the league is just not competitive enough and this is why(IIRC) their owners are set on this euro league disaster. In addition, there is a real world paucity of current “successful” managers and even less of the shining “up and coming” ones(Nagelman aside). Seriously IMO there was no one else willing to take such a career suicidal job
Mate. He joking!
I believe it was supposed to wrap up this summer. That said, I heard that from conspiracy theorist that thought Poch turned down roles to stick it to Levy…?
I wonder if Poch was holding out for the United job, but every time it almost happens, Ole makes it difficult to be sacked?
Might have done. Don’t get me wrong, he’s no Bielsa, aspiring managers aren’t going to be making pilgrimages to pick the brain of footballing genius “Magic” Mauricio. But that 2018 World Cup squad had Rose, Walker, Trippier, Dier, Kane, Alli as integral players. All of them played in the semi-final, 4 of them started that match. Adam Lallana was also in that team, arguably another Poch product. We all know Kane would have walked into that wc team, Poch or no Poch. The rest, well…I have my doubts.
You’re not true Tottenham if you dont despise Pochettino and everything about his time at the club. Yeah maybe he forged a thrilling team out of a dumpster fire, for less than the cost of Paul Pogba. A team that climbed heights no Tottenham fan imagined possible (title challenges, CL final). But ultimately he deserves nothing but mockery, sneering contemp,t and ill fortune for being a “fkn loser”. Don’t you get that?….. Harry, Tapper, Steve Killer Cushion Williams get it. Every sane person gets it.
Tappa, contribute to the debate or stop embarrassing yourself.
Well said Willie. Get over yourself Harry. We all know you’re a Poch hater. Yawn. He did things with a bang average squad that nobody’s been able to do in decades at this club. He didnt win anything? Course he didnt. He wasn’t given the funds. But he came damn close. Like it or lump it, spending = success in modern sport.
We have a club who notoriously dont like to spend.
I hope he does well at PSG, though I suspect he won’t. The 18 month contract suggests to me that they want what Levy wanted; a cheap sacrificial lamb in celebrity’s clothing.
Thank you too.
Careful, H you are letting your true feelings about Poch show, not the ones you espouse when you wish him “well” etc and thank him for what he did achieve for Surs.
How many styles has Jose got?What, a winning one! Oh, I see.
Like a seagull on a hot chip, H when it comes to Poch. There are a couple of general observations to make. Clubs are often held to ransom over paying out managers. If Jose fails to win anything, if football fans did not embrace the” winning metric”style what would it cost to payout Mourinho?
Poch has an established side, ready to go as it were, it is not a re-build it is an intention to win the CL (of course if that is not an oxymoron re Poch) and I imagine that he has assurances re transfers and keeping those key players that he wants. See it for what it could be, not what you wish it to be regarding Pochettino’s managerial career.
With all due respect, that’s a contemptible, as well as an asinine statement. Poch, in spite of his inability to ultimately win a trophy with us, did manage to achieve 4 consecutive top four finishes and take an underfunded squad to the Champion’s League final, whilst playing an attractive brand of football, compatible with the history of the club. He was also a decent and likeable character, who for the most part represented the club with class and dignity. Acknowledge the failings, by all means, but also respect the hard work and integrity of the man, as well as the fair accomplishments under difficult circumstances.
Here’s something. Guillem Balague writes this marathon piece for the BBC and concludes that PSG passed the audition.
No mention of the 18-month contract.
Maybe there’s another £5 book in the offing.
That wrapped up some time ago, I think.
This suggests to me that this was the ONLY concrete offer he got. It’s a truly nasty deal, and it will require an extraordinary first season just to remain in-post.
Difficult to believe how cornered he must have felt to take this ‘opportunity’…
Willie!, you may have slightly exaggerated Poch’s effect on world football there…
Hating a guy you’ve never met, who took your club to the CL finals on a shoestring budget, while simultaneously developing about half of the starting XI of the best England squad you’ve had in decades, speaks to your need for professional mental health care. Get a grip, man.
Can you blame PSG ? They’ve hired a manager with a philosophy not a manager with a pedigree of winning stuff
Big positive must be that we aren’t paying the wages of our ex coaching team from this point on ?
“Neymar, I would like you to…”
“Who the flip are you?!”
The short contracts that PSG give are apparently down to getting taken to the cleaners by a five year contract they gave to Laurent Blanc. They have loadsamoney true but the Financial rules mean that even they can’t be seen to be financially doping.
It was reported by Julien Laurent that part of the hold up in agreeing a deal was that Poch wanted his son on his staff and that was agreed. Lovely jubbly.
Older players that have won things wont listen to him…They are gonna get flogged to death in training have 1 style of play regardless if that is failing….. He has no trophys to command respect and lets remember he has probably the most overrated ego in football HE’S GOT TO play regardless if he sulks or not for having to press!! NEYMAR… doomed to failure I reckon.. I predict a strong start but gone by xmas 2021
If you’re sane he deserves nothing but pure hate.
Sessy. Yep son🌚
Tuchel won the league in his first 2 seasons. Also got them to the CL final for the first time ever.. He had 3 dodgy results early in his 3rd year and they sacked him! Just 3 games was all it took…. All that money spent on the likes of Mbappe and Neymar, expectations are high.