Date: 21st December 2018 at 1:56pm
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Jamie Carragher is obviously not a man that could ever wish Manchester United well. However is his most recent Telegraph column it would difficult to perceive that.

Damning isn’t the half of it.

There is a footballing pyramid based on finance, history, status and global following. Manchester United will always be one of those at the top.

Do not make the mistake of being distracted by what has happened at Old Trafford in the last five years.

The United job will always be one of the world’s most attractive.

Telegraph

Sadly for us, this is true.

Worse yet, it’s something Daniel Levy believes in his cock-eyed arrogance to be incorrect.

Manchester United don’t have a divine right to be at the top of the footballing hierarchy, however they can heavily influence the odds of them being at the top …by PAYING FOR QUALITY.

Questions like, ‘Why would Pochettino leave Tottenham now?’ amount to a loyalty plea. Pochettino owes Spurs nothing. He has done an unbelievable job with a fraction of United’s budget.

Carragher

The issue here is that Levy has failed to exploit a massive asset on his books – which beggars belief!

Anyone in their right mind would have recognised Mauricio for the talent he is and ensured he had no alternative but to remain at Tottenham.

It is naïve to believe Pochettino will be content working at a club where qualifying rather than winning the Champions League is the measure of success.

He does not want the comfort of knowing he is safe from the sack if he finishes in the top four.

He wants to win the Premier League and Champions League. 

Carragher

You see, the Building Myth is nuts. Total fantasy. The invention of scared dummies.

Not a single SUCCESSFUL football team has ever pursued this path because it doesn’t make a solitary jot of sense.

Carragher isn’t individual that I particularly care for, but when it comes to cold, hard common sense, the messenger is never really the issue.

Oddschecker


 
Comments
  • Aside from cerebrospinal fluid, what's on your mind?

  • Doc Hackenbush April 11, 2019 at 1:52 am

    Let’s get some perspective here.
    1. ManU are not the biggest club in the world. Neville and Co are living in lala land. Real, Barca, Juve and BayernM are all bigger clubs at this moment in time.
    ManU were amongst the biggest… Under Fergie. Before he became manager, they were simply one of the big 5 in England. The proof? When a big player became available the big 5 had equal chance of signing him. Gascoigne went to Spurs not ManU. The pull was on an equal level as with other transfers eg Shearer who went to Blackburn!!
    This did change in the late 90’s to Fergie’s credit and the attraction of playing for him was real.
    He is no longer there, and whether Neville or Carragher like it or not ManU are not the attraction they once were.
    When was the last time they signed a world beater that everyone else wanted too?
    Lukaku? Nope, we now know Chelsea weren’t in for him.
    Pogba? No other bidders
    Ronaldo chose Juve over ManU
    Mbappe?ManU no chance, why if they’re the biggest club in the

    • East Stand April 11, 2019 at 5:49 am

      Madrid are bigger globally and currently than Utd plus Poch is a Spanish speaker and still he wasn’t up for it.

      Rainy Manchester, a fan base with a sense of entitlement and the clamor to overcome City who are light years ahead? Would he even get 4-5 seasons to make up the ground?

      If I were Poch I would stay put, unless Levy does the dirty on him of course…

  • Gee April 10, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    If Poch wanted to leave , would he not have left for Real Madrid in the summer ? We where led to believe by the same media outlets that he was their first choice ?
    I also believe that his decision to leave will not be solely his but will be heavily influenced by his back room staff and his wife and maybe even his kids ? Whom I believe are also firmly embroiled in Tottenham Hotspur !
    But he left Southampton ? Was a major factor in this the sacking of the man who persuaded Poch to to join them . Aman who he a had a lot of respect for ? His name escapes me .
    Is the comparison between Southampton to Spurs the same scale as Spurs to UTD ?
    Maybe naively I believe that he will stay ?
    He is happy at Spurs and so to are those around him and more importantly he feels that what he is achieving can get bigger and better !!

  • Billy the yid April 10, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Well if its about top 4 as success then why is anyone giving poch a hard time??? He achieved it and will probably continue to. The reality is that is success for a certain midget, herr flick lookalike who shall remain nameless, but I want to see tottenham hotspur win something. Not plaudits off pundits who don’t know their arse from their elbow. Not architects who rave about a stadium. I want to meet my mates in London, have a few beers, get up to Wembley and actually enjoy it. The most likely way for this to occur is to tie both your centre half’s to contracts that keep them happy. Eriksen same as. We cannot expect to move forward, and as long as we are doing then I think there’s a chance he will stay, if we persist in tying to run it as a corner shop. What’s the point of a magnificent stadium, if the team inside it isn’t befitting its surroundings??? Solution is clear, tie your best players to longer deals that see them happy. Ask the manager for a couple of names he wants and get them. Get the ground open anytime century. All of that falls in one man’s lap

    • dilly April 10, 2019 at 11:29 pm

      I would be happy finishing in the top 4 and simply winning the League Cup this season. Winning anything else is a welcome bonus!

      • dilly April 11, 2019 at 9:55 am

        Assuming we get passed Chelski makes it even sweeter beating likely all conquering Citeh in the Final!!

      • Billy the yid April 11, 2019 at 9:55 am

        Absolutely. But win something. Top 4 is needed to help progress but win something has its own benefits

  • Billy the yid April 10, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    I’d love to believe that he’s gonna stay. The reality is its gonna come down to one arrogant little slap head who’s allegiance is to the pound and not a football club. If he actually turns round and says who do you need and I’ll go and get for you. Will that happen? We all know the answer to that. And that is gonna be the biggest problem we face in keeping him. For all the people who think he ain’t all that because we have won nothing, the counter argument is you don’t fix a ferrari with parts for a focus. And that’s what he’s been given if anything at all. I’m dreading listening to the press conference where slappy announces how as his first choice and how he’s a great man with a vision for the future. Screw the future slappy I want to see my football club win something, and preferably not from the afterlife

    • dilly April 10, 2019 at 11:29 pm

      Apparently simply securing CL football every season when if it’s now about winning trophies anymore then whats the point??

      • dilly April 11, 2019 at 9:55 am

        *not

  • East Stand April 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    “I am happy here in Tottenham, and I have 4½ years left on my contract”.

    “The most important thing is to enjoy the journey. We’re so happy here.”

    He said this two days ago but sadly idle doesn’t fit the media’s narrative…

  • Daveyboi April 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    The delusion is high in those that want to bang the why would he want to leave to go to Utd drum.

    In any profession if you are success driven you don’t stand still waiting round to make the most of an against the odds streamline budget position, if you are offered the same job for more money and more investment elsewhere then 99.9% of people would take it.

    The nonsense that he shunned Real Madrid’s advances is just that, it was all rumour based nothing concrete was put to him or Spurs , that’s when the real resolve is tested.

    Poch was let down badly in the Summer by Levy almost to a point where he himself had egg on his face and was forced to back track on statements he’d made, yes he’s continued professionally but these things are not forgotten.
    So he’s now had to work doubly hard to improve to keep up with the pack.
    And unfortunately for him carries the ‘No Trophies’ burden the longer he stays at budget spursways.

  • dilly April 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Naturally Poch would be unwise take the Manure hotseat but if he departs I have no problems with either the deep thinker softly spoken Eddie Howe or the mad hatter passionate hogging the touchline Conte!

    • dilly April 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      If neither join that I can see us ending up with Chrissy Hughton!

      • East Stand April 10, 2019 at 9:30 pm

        I can’t.

        • dilly April 11, 2019 at 1:20 am

          Easty having proved his credentials plus being an ex Spurs IMO nothing wrong with him!

          • East Stand April 11, 2019 at 1:15 pm

            I didn’t say there was anything wrong with him but neither the likes of him or Howe are anywhere near Poch’s level…

  • East Stand April 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Look at the reported value of Poch’s remaining contract by the time the summer comes, 46m? That’s one serious wedge for any manager, possibly up there with what Maureen was on etc.

    Does Poch unreal terms car about another few mill a year?

    Does he want to spend another 4 seasons of his career (at the very least) building a Utd side that’s on a par with what he currently has at Spurs that fits his vision?

    The market is getting tougher by the year picking up young talent, Dele’s don’t grow on trees.

    Something that might nudge him towards the Utd job is being let down by Levy. A lack of ambition by Levy and Lewis which might see all of his good work come to nothing is the only thing that might leadPoch to cut his losses.

    If I were him and if he gets some positive action from ENIC then he stays, for me…

  • PlayitagainSamways April 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Fergie had actually won some pots when he rocked up at Utd. Proven winning manager. If Woodward isnt just some goggle eyed schmuk then he will see how things actually pan out at Spurs. Poch could be given 300 million to spend by Spurs (!) and royally fuck it up. Woodward giving Poch a deal at Utd is as big a gamble as Moyes.

    As already alluded to; Poch would have to start all over if he rocked up at Utd.
    But HIS Spurs team is maybe 2 years from (with a bit of luck with squad retention etc) actually winning something or coming to a natural end.

    If Poch is the man he has made himself out to be then he will not leave us next summer.

    If he does then alot of his aura goes up in smoke.

  • East Stand April 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    “Because it’s Man United” isn’t really that strong a case if you look at the circumstances in the present rather than in some kind of Richard Keys wet dream…

  • coys1882 April 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    OK H, I will take up the challenge presented by your piece on the Times article and offer up an opposing viewpoint!

    United might be a bigger club than Spurs, as Carragher states, so what?! That in itself represents no compelling argument as to why Pochettino has to take the job.

    First of all one needs to understand the man, i.e. Pochettino, Carragher manifestly does not. Pochettino is a country boy from a small town in rural Argentina. He embodies what might be called “old school’ values. Integrity, loyalty, work ethic, etc and appears motivated by a sense of duty and his own moral compass as to what is right, rather than by fame, ego and money.

    At Spurs he has been able to build a team and to develop players in his own image. Evidently it is a highly satisfying job and Pochettino had this to say about his position earlier this week … “I am happy here in Tottenham, and I have 4½ years left on my contract. The most important thing is to enjoy the journey. We’re so happy here.”

    There are numerous reasons why Pochettino will not leave Spurs to go to United. First and foremost is the strong personal relationships and bonds that he has built with the players. These are his players and there is tremendous mutual trust and respect between him and them. I am sure he has also built strong relationships with everyone else at the club, during his time here, yes even including DL!

    Last Summer he signed a new 5 year contract and rebuffed the approach of Real Madrid shortly thereafter. It is well known that he does not have a release clause in that contract. So what does that tell you? That he has no intention of not honouring it, hence he has no need for a release clause and thus is not interested in considering other potential suitors who might come calling, like Utd or Real Madrid.

    In going to Utd he would lose everything that he has taken 5 years to build at Spurs. For what? Dysfunctional ownership and management, plastic fans full of their own self-importance and entitlement, a mediocre team, the weather! The only thing about going to Utd that would currently eclipse what he has at Spurs is more money to spend on players.

    We both know, even though Poch prefers to develop players, rather than buying star names, that this subject is clearly an issue. It must be addressed by Levy, as in my opinion it is the only reason why Poch might want to leave. I am sure Levy knows this and from sources I have read it appears that he (Levy) is trying to secure extra funding in order to finance those acquisitions that Pochettino wants to take Spurs to the next level. He would be very foolish not to.

    In summary, there are numerous reasons for Poch to stay at Spurs with a group of players and a project dear to his heart and very little incentive for him to jump ship, provided his ambitions for Spurs are met by the owners of the club. Hence I fully expect him to honour his contract with Spurs and to rebuff any overtures from United.

    • Tappaspur April 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      Poch is still relatively young. He’s got loads of time to manage other big clubs. No rush. Didn’t he once say he’ll be at the club until levy says otherwise. Something like that anyway.

    • Harry Hotspur April 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      Good response, sadly if you want dysfunction that you cannot get more dysfunctional than £600m worth of debt that won’t be repaid until Kane is in his twilight years.

      As for Poch’s heart and soul being at Spurs, sadly, I think you’re wishing.

    • Lord Croker April 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      ‘provided his ambitions for Spurs are met by the owners of the club’. Roll on January.

    • Willie! April 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      You are completely unmoored from reality. He’s built relationships with the players…so what? That means @#%-all when the bald weirdo won’t cough up the dosh to keep those players. Toby, Eriksen, likely gone this summer, Dele will be eyeing the exit door soon after. And with Benzema in his waning days, when Real Madrid come calling for Kane and his teammates are all middling journeymen with no chance at winning anything meaningful? Yeah, the “one of our own” will be jetting off to sunny Spain for tapas, trophies, and a giant payday.

      You may have convinced yourself mate, but your take is fantasyland rubbish to people with a functioning brain.

      • Harry Hotspur April 10, 2019 at 10:06 pm

        🤣🤣🤣

      • Tappaspur April 10, 2019 at 10:06 pm

        Moored to positivity more like. Most of what you said aint gonna happen. Levy could offer to match Uniteds toby offer he’d still probably leave. (They all wanna say they’ve played for united) Eriksons agent will get him a good deal. Dele loves london, he’s getting decent money. 3 more years minimum. Kane got TOTTENHAM records to break. He’ll be here for at least four years. “No chance of winning anything?!!!! Wow! prob think we’ll spend zero again in the summer. Poch and the squadron gonna stick together for a few more years. “So what regarding relationships? Relationships involve honesty and trust. Dont you think poch has said to the players if we work hard and stick together we’ll be a fantastic team that will win many things, Then sign a long contract (along with them signing contacts too) only to leave the following season. The man has morals and is still relatively young.
        Could it be that your take on it is negativity land rubbish to people with functioning brain systems Poch is right. No trust/belief from our support.

        • East Stand April 11, 2019 at 2:46 am

          This will be down to what Levy ENIC have planned. The lack of deals for Toby and Eriksen do not bode well.

          However, if there is a change of gear planned after the team move to the new stadium that gives Poch more to work with then that makes things very different.

          As it stands the Utd job is not as ‘attractive’ and ‘impossible to turn down’ for Poch as people would have you believe. Why is it such an ‘irresistible’ job for him?

          No really, people that say he’s 100% nailed to go need to start backing it up with a tangible set of reasons rather than this rumor fuled Tourette’s going about.

          Yes at one time it would have been a no brainer for a Spurs manager to take the Utd job but times have changed.

          The Spurs squad is much better than Utd’s, when has that ever been true since the days of the Double Winning side?

          The intense pressure to win in the present as well as build a new side does not look like a better environment to work than what he currently has. Unless you’re a bit dim witted.

          Pochettino’s new contract has put him on a par with the likes of Klopp and Guardiola at 8.5m a year. So Utd offer him 5m more a year, how much more money does he need in real terns?

          This is a man who went to play for Bordeaux just because he loves wine for goodness sake.

          I don’t believe that Poch will be gagging to move to Utd because I believe there is is actually very little about it that would be attractive to him.

          The figure of 46m to “get Poch” is a fantastic idea but it’s only the value of the remainder of his deal. Levy could ask whatever he wanted to agree to release him from his recently signed contract free deal.

          This might change if he feels let down by Levy or that he doesn’t feel he Levy shares his ambition but that and only that will decide this ultimately. It’s over to Levy on this one…

    • East Stand April 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      Levy would rather eat his own bollocks than let Poch move to Utd. He blocked and move for Bale and Modric wasn’t allowed to join Chavs either. Can’t see it happening.

      • dilly April 10, 2019 at 9:30 pm

        IMO very naivie to think that when until Poch despells rumours anything is possible!

        • East Stand April 11, 2019 at 2:46 am

          He won’t see that there is anything to be ‘dispelled’.

          It was exactly the same as in the summer when was also ‘nailed on’ to join Madrid with many sections of the media suggesting a ‘deal’ had been done.

          He said nothing because whatever he said would become twisted and misconstrued, shortly after he signed a new 5 year deal.

          We have been here before…

          • Harry Hotspur April 11, 2019 at 1:15 pm

            Correct.

            So much hot air being blown around.

  • OrganicPaper April 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Truth is Mourinho getting the boot was a xmas gift to the hack journos who now have carte blanche to write what ever they like about the biggest club in the world at one of the most pivotal points in the season. Truly, a gift as they were running out of steam on the whole Jose is shit vibe.
    To target MoPo is the easy option and fulfils the Sky mafia agenda to a tee.
    Im not so stupid as to think MoPo will 100% stay, of course there is an attractive proposition there but i dont think its a done deal by any stretch either.

    The status quo is a hard thing to shake in football and Spurs are getting the level of respect we have come to expect in the pursuit of our best assets.

  • Yidsa April 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Poch won´t go in my opinion and Levy will not sell… some of us are happy with Levy. However I wouldnt blame Levy if Poch says that he wants to go but seriously believe that Poch wants to finish the job that he started at Tottenham.

    • Mikespurs April 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm

      If poch leaves you wont blame levy for not giving him a reason to stay? Hmmmmm

    • Lord Croker April 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      Finish what though? The FA Cup semi final loss last year hurt. Its a nearly there, building for the future stuff but what is it because I don’t fakin know. Stadium is a step but at what cost? I think the Man Utd job is to irresistible to say no to. Anyway off out.

  • Rhys Jaggar April 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Are you sure the Western media works on truthfulness, mate?

    I have no view on this issue and certainly no inside track, but the West ran story after story saying Assad was gassing his own people and as soon as journalists went to Ghouta and other places, they soon learned it was a pile of absolute shite. It was bollox made up by the White Helmets, who are funded by western Security Services.

    Man Utd have an air of entitlement and a belief that if they shout long and hard, they will get what they want. The media has loads of Utd groupies who churn out stories to order.

    You have written an article about why Pocchetino is perfect for Utd.

    A more pertinent one would be ‘Is Utd perfect for Pocchetino?’

    Here are five questions to answer:

    1. If players think they are bigger than the manager, will Woodward get rid of them?
    2. Does the academy actually have a pipeline of prospects for him to work on?
    3. Does Pocchetino prefer to grow stars who are grateful to him or handle stars who will go wherever life takes them?
    4. Will the DoF Utd hire be agreeable to him?
    5. What stage of education are his children at? Will uprooting them right now be OK?

    There are obviously others, but in that list are the quick No Deal ones.

    • Mikespurs April 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      1. He wont play them if not sold. Seen it here with multiple players falling out.
      2. Yes they have an academy, just because morean never wanted youngins in his lineup doesn’t mean they dont have them.
      3. Professionals want money & glory. Gratefulness for having the gaffer take a chance on you only goes so far.
      4. Rather depends on who’s hired first isnt it. I’d imagine he would have a say if hired first or would decline if he couldnt work with who was hired. (Nolevysignings doesn’t give much competition)
      5. Moving around is part of the game & lifestyle that is expected. His kids would go from 1 really good private school to another. Or he could pull a morean & stay in a hotel.

      Not saying he will go or not. I think not for the time being. But hope your other reasons are better then the ones you typted

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crac April 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Anythings better than working for Levy. That’s the one answer to any Utd/Poch queries.

    • Mikespurs April 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      To be fair woody & glaze arnt a huge step above smoking joe & levy pockets empty. In it for the money.

      • Gazza waking up at night screa April 10, 2019 at 8:37 pm

        They spend 100s of millions on players – our net spend is 42 pence

        • Mikespurs April 10, 2019 at 9:05 pm

          My impression with this years summer transfer policy was trying to get away from spending 300mil for a manager. Maybe they didnt trust morean (but then why give him a new contract?)
          I think the glazers are just about making money….same as joe….just better at it. They realize making a global brand with big names & competing in big competition makes more money then using Twitter to boast about some crap french winger you bought on the cheap. Or some state of the art beer system that will make tons because it wastes less per pour…..bigger picture

  • Gazza waking up at night screa April 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    In the past bigger clubs would have snatched Dele Alli and Lloris by now. Players with tremendous ambition and self importance. Potch has kept them tbere. He was promised funds and lied to (like us mugs) about the readying of the stadium. We all know we were lied to for obvious reasons. He owes us nothing it’s true and Levy is in a corner and it’s painful for all of us. We nearly had something but the investment didn’t come on players. Not for Harry Redkanpp or anyone else – that’s why we win F all.

  • Aussie in Switzerland April 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Lilywhite
    Hello ladies, been a while. I’d like to take this opportunity to state the obvious: Levy needs to pay up and keep Poch and Toby, along w us replacing Dembele and Wanyama w grade A beasts that can fill their crocked boots. That’s it, for now. Is that beyond our financial means?

    Winks and Skippy not good enough for ya? How dare you wa t decent replacements…. Levy McDuck has a stadium to pay for ya greedy bastard.

    • Aussie in Switzerland April 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      *want

  • Andrew April 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    All the other top clubs are us as a threat, not a club that will win anything but a club that puts their noses out of joint.Poch saying he is happy doesn’t mean he is staying. He could go to manure and be happy there as well, and win trophies and have a huge budget to come back and buy our best players.
    Poch needs to say that he is staying for the long term and is not interested in utd otherwise he will go.
    The media hate us,they think of us as a loser club, and if there is one club that gives them the excuse to laugh at us ,it’s us.
    Poch has improved us so much, but he can’t take us any further without proper funds. He won’t get them at THFC.
    Enic will fuck the best chance of moving up a level.

  • Tappaspur April 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Like I said before. Ill bet you a savile row whistle (ozwald boateng) poch stays.

    • paul April 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      Have to admit i don’t see anything in the above that warrants the blogs title, why is Poch nailed on to go? I haven’t read a single piece of credible info from any source to back that up. Of course he may well go and i don’t think many would blame him.

      • Gazza waking up at night screa April 10, 2019 at 8:37 pm

        The odds at the bookies say otherwise

      • Mikespurs April 10, 2019 at 8:37 pm

        I agree. Think he’ll stick out at least the first year of nwhl. & why show your hand before your called. Could be used as leverage against levy to make some real signings or risk losing your marquee manager before you open your brand new complex. Wouldnt sit well

        • Mikespurs April 10, 2019 at 9:05 pm

          But if levy says you did top four with no new signing……..just do it again……bye bye

    • East Stand April 11, 2019 at 12:25 am

      I’m kind of with you Tappa, I think he could well stay.

      Yes, they’re a massive club but we ain’t no minnows and Utd’s current squad is way behind us.

  • Michael April 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Anyone in the media have to state their opinion, it’s mostly wrong otherwise they wouldn’t get attention through papers sold, viewers on the tv, or clicks through to a website in the hope they make money through shitty affiliate links. You just have to filter all the shit and try and form a reasoned opinion based on fact. Does poch think he can get spurs to the top and win serious things given the current spurs strategy and current market size? Or does he want go straight to Man U who have the top market size

  • East Stand April 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Carragher hates Man U but he also sees Spurs as a threat to Liverpool.unless they’re Spurs they’ll be up to mischief. All of these so called experts…

    • Mikespurs April 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      Well, we have finished above them what? 8 out of the last 10 years. So ya, he’d love spurs to roll down in the table

  • Tappaspur April 10, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Man u and arsenal are gonna struggle for a few years. This is obviously what happens when a club keeps a manager for 20 odd years. He he

  • rj2018 April 10, 2019 at 11:43 am

    but if that tdoes happen i wont be sheding any tears for a turncoat we were here before him and will be here after

  • Doc Hackenbush April 10, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Let’s get some perspective here.
    1. ManU are not the biggest club in the world. Neville and Co are living in lala land. Real, Barca, Juve, PSG and BayernM are all bigger clubs at this moment in time.
    ManU were amongst the biggest… Under Fergie. Before he became manager, they were simply one of the big 5 in England. The proof? When a big player became available the big 5 had equal chance of signing him. Gascoigne went to Spurs not ManU. The pull was on an equal level as with other transfers eg Shearer who went to Blackburn!!
    This did change in the late 90’s to Fergie’s credit and the attraction of playing for him was real.
    He is no longer there, and whether Neville or Carragher like it or not ManU are not the attraction they once were.
    When was the last time they signed a world beater that everyone else wanted too?
    Lukaku? Nope, we now know Chelsea weren’t in for him.
    Pogba? No other bidders
    Ronaldo chose Juve over ManU
    Mbappe?ManU no chance, why if they’re the biggest club in the world???
    Neymar?? Same thing
    The times have changed and will continue to do so.
    Just a pity SkySports pundits can’t keep up

    • East Stand April 10, 2019 at 9:18 pm

      I agree 100 percent, Neville still thinks Utd are where they were when he was playing with Ferguson as manager.

      Despite their global branding etc they are no longer in the elite. City have since happened, Ferguson retired years ago. The landscape is very different now, of course people will now see that Moyes, Van Gaal and Maureen couldn’t make it work

      So now they need a ‘new Ferguson’ but there is no such thing but they feel as Ferguson likes him that Poch is the natural fit.

      The problem they have is that they are not the club they once were and Spurs are no longer the club they once were. So the idea of them just taking Poch just because they feel like it is more fantasy than reality.

      It’s not impossible but I’ll be very, very surprised if Poch goes, unless Levy makes the wrong calls this summer.

  • spurs47 April 10, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Carragher says “The United job will always be one of the worlds most attractive”. Seems to me that “always” could be a very long time indeed and who knows what might happen in a relatively short time. The guy is not the brightest lets face it. OGS could be a revelation and get Utd firing on all fronts and win stuff . Poch could bomb second half of this season and win nothing-who knows? If that did happen would we still be talking about this-no we wouldn’t. It’s all speculation and nothing more.

  • Pj April 10, 2019 at 11:43 am

    HH as a Spurs fan what figure would you request from Utd to release MP from his long contract???
    Because if I owned Spurs and the manager said I’m resigning to go and work for your rivals I would immediately accept we have lost him but I won’t strengthen a rival and I’ve paid this man £8.5m to do a good job, I owe him nothing as he’s well paid, therefore your not joking Utd unless I receive £200m in compensation

  • JennyBro April 10, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Been a while for me too.
    Levy is and always will be the cause of our demise, he’s got a track record of fucking up big time. All the little prick is interested in is finishing in the top 4 for the money – he can’t see anything beyond that, he’s got no ambition. He’s a money man plain and simple – get the mugs through the turnstiles and that’s his idea of success. He’s a con merchant and should be exposed on rogue traders.
    Why shouldn’t Poch walk to Manu U? At least there he’ll get supported in the transfer windows and have backers that actually want to win things as opposed to a time wasting little fuckwit who knows nothing about football, nor about building a stadium it seems too…
    This January transfer window will be interesting. Lets see if the little weirdo does anything in the transfer market to try and change Poch’s mind, beyond signing Peter Crouch of course. Levy has made scrooge look like a money wasting, extravagant character, so tight is he with the purse strings. The gullible idiots amongst Spurs fans used to blame our lack of spending on not having CL football, well how do you explain it now? Having the little cnut as chairman will always prove the kiss of death to us and we’ll continue winning nothing because our squad isn’t strong enough in depth. Thanks to enic we have a choice – either get top 4 each season OR win a trophy – both are not possible. Think about that when you next spend your hard earned cash with these parasites that own our great club.

  • Lilywhite April 10, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Hello ladies, been a while. I’d like to take this opportunity to state the obvious: Levy needs to pay up and keep Poch and Toby, along w us replacing Dembele and Wanyama w grade A beasts that can fill their crocked boots. That’s it, for now. Is that beyond our financial means?

  • rj2018 April 10, 2019 at 11:43 am

    i don’t think it is as straight forward as that Levy won’t let him leave he will have to walk out and and then will have to pay back the remainder of his contract £34m or wait for the remaining 4 years to take the job and i doubt if Poch would want that

  • Horny Helen April 10, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Yeah but Utd wont be in the CL next season and if Pooch goes to this overinflated club he may be sacked before he gets to compete in the CL.

  • Scott April 10, 2019 at 11:43 am

    It’s difficult to argue against but if I was to argue against it would be to say that the football pyramid does alter over time. City and Chelsea are two recent examples, looking a little further back the rise and fall of Blackburn Rovers and Leeds can be cited. Man Utd are slightly bigger and more immune I would agree but Spurs have pedigree also and have potential to be giants.

    I don’t doubt that he may want the job at Utd, I am relying on the bald one to tug on is heartstrings and warm his cold pockets. The contract and Pochs loyalty may be enough to keep him another season before Madrid come calling perhaps.

    I can’t stand the thought of lining up against him season after season

    Dig deep Levy, dig very deep

  • mattspurs April 10, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Eh? Carragher says it so it must be true? No wonder the press guy shut down the interview the other day when opinion is treated as fact – it’s boring. Who knows, OGS could win the CL with United and he’d 100% keep the job.

    • Harry Hotspur April 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      Are you able to address the points Carragher made Matt, or are you just going to shout ‘THIS IS SO UNFAIR’ at me?

      • East Stand April 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm

        The Utd job is always the best job in world football?

        After Moyes, van Gaal and Maureen I would suggest it’s become a poisoned chalice and the toughest job rather than the best job…

        • Harry Hotspur April 10, 2019 at 8:37 pm

          They are all poisoned.

          These days you lose 4 games and you’ve 3 games to save your job, mate.

      • mattspurs April 10, 2019 at 8:37 pm

        OK
        1 – What has Poch done so far to show he wouldn’t be loyal? In his playing career, he turned down lucrative moves.
        2 – Managing a super-rich club with a chairman even more incompetent than ours? Carragher says to ignore the past 5 years but ask United fans and they’ll tell you Woodward is doing a bad job. So, unless Woodward gets sacked then you’d be advised to take note of the mess over 5 seasons – managers winning trophies but still getting sacked.
        3 – He does not want the comfort of knowing he is safe from the sack if he finishes in the top four. He wants to win the Premier League and Champions League. – isn’t this true of every player at the club? Kane, Alli, Son Eriksen, Hugo – do none of them have any ambition? Why are they still at Spurs?
        4 – It’s all just his opinion, he doesn’t know Poch, he has no inside track – he’s got a column to be written and has served up the dish of the day.
        5 – So much hot air in 4 days – nobody knows if United if want him FFS, surely they’ll give OGS a chance to prove his worth first?

        • Harry Hotspur April 10, 2019 at 9:05 pm

          OGS is a temp designed to appease the fans.

          He was shocking at Cardiff.

          • Tappaspur April 11, 2019 at 1:15 pm

            He’ll get found out again.

          • mattspurs April 11, 2019 at 1:15 pm

            Yes, but he’s said he wants the job and if he won a trophy or somehow managed to get United into the top 4 it would be very hard to sack him.
            I don’t doubt that Poch is on a list – what I also don’t doubt is that list is still being put together.
            However to suggest that in the last three days any firm decision has been made about Poch is fantasy – Poch is no nearer or further to being manager in the past three days despite anything the pundits and bookies say. As I say if OGS manages to get the team playing he’ll become a frontrunner.

            • Tappaspur April 11, 2019 at 5:58 pm

              The French geezer will get the job. Blanc.

      • lihle April 10, 2019 at 8:37 pm

        How did they get this ManUtd apologist to write these articles in a Spurs platform? I think HH would make a good PR guy for ManUtd. He is trying so hard to sell Poch to United, writing a new article on this subject every 30 minutes. He becomes touchy if one criticises his favourite United. Please ask United to employ you.

        • Harry Hotspur April 10, 2019 at 9:05 pm

          Boo hoo hoo.
          Bye bye bye.

  • Aussie in Switzerland April 10, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Without Poch we will miss Champions League money for at least 2 seasons, probably longer. That is 100 million reasons to keep him.

  • Billy the yid December 22, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Well if its about top 4 as success then why is anyone giving poch a hard time??? He achieved it and will probably continue to. The reality is that is success for a certain midget, herr flick lookalike who shall remain nameless, but I want to see tottenham hotspur win something. Not plaudits off pundits who don’t know their arse from their elbow. Not architects who rave about a stadium. I want to meet my mates in London, have a few beers, get up to Wembley and actually enjoy it. The most likely way for this to occur is to tie both your centre half’s to contracts that keep them happy. Eriksen same as. We cannot expect to move forward, and as long as we are doing then I think there’s a chance he will stay, if we persist in tying to run it as a corner shop. What’s the point of a magnificent stadium, if the team inside it isn’t befitting its surroundings??? Solution is clear, tie your best players to longer deals that see them happy. Ask the manager for a couple of names he wants and get them. Get the ground open anytime century. All of that falls in one man’s lap

    • dilly December 22, 2018 at 10:19 am

      I would be happy finishing in the top 4 and simply winning the League Cup this season. Winning anything else is a welcome bonus!

      • dilly December 22, 2018 at 10:22 am

        Assuming we get passed Chelski makes it even sweeter beating likely all conquering Citeh in the Final!!

      • Billy the yid December 22, 2018 at 12:17 pm

        Absolutely. But win something. Top 4 is needed to help progress but win something has its own benefits

  • Billy the yid December 22, 2018 at 9:52 am

    I’d love to believe that he’s gonna stay. The reality is its gonna come down to one arrogant little slap head who’s allegiance is to the pound and not a football club. If he actually turns round and says who do you need and I’ll go and get for you. Will that happen? We all know the answer to that. And that is gonna be the biggest problem we face in keeping him. For all the people who think he ain’t all that because we have won nothing, the counter argument is you don’t fix a ferrari with parts for a focus. And that’s what he’s been given if anything at all. I’m dreading listening to the press conference where slappy announces how as his first choice and how he’s a great man with a vision for the future. Screw the future slappy I want to see my football club win something, and preferably not from the afterlife

    • dilly December 22, 2018 at 9:59 am

      Apparently simply securing CL football every season when if it’s now about winning trophies anymore then whats the point??

      • dilly December 22, 2018 at 9:59 am

        *not

  • dilly December 22, 2018 at 9:38 am

    Digressing after last night’s comfortably victory, in the wilderness for years and now on course to competing winning the PL title, recruiting well, having squad strength in depth, escaping Levy surely it’s the Liverpool model to follow?

    • Daveyboi December 22, 2018 at 9:45 am

      We are following the Arsenal model

  • Daveyboi December 22, 2018 at 9:31 am

    The delusion is high in those that want to bang the why would he want to leave to go to Utd drum.

    In any profession if you are success driven you don’t stand still waiting round to make the most of an against the odds streamline budget position, if you are offered the same job for more money and more investment elsewhere then 99.9% of people would take it.

    The nonsense that he shunned Real Madrid’s advances is just that, it was all rumour based nothing concrete was put to him or Spurs , that’s when the real resolve is tested.

    Poch was let down badly in the Summer by Levy almost to a point where he himself had egg on his face and was forced to back track on statements he’d made, yes he’s continued professionally but these things are not forgotten.
    So he’s now had to work doubly hard to improve to keep up with the pack.
    And unfortunately for him carries the ‘No Trophies’ burden the longer he stays at budget spursways.

  • East Stand December 22, 2018 at 9:29 am

    “Because it’s Man United” isn’t really that strong a case if you look at the circumstances in the present rather than in some kind of Richard Keys wet dream…

  • dilly December 22, 2018 at 9:16 am

    Naturally Poch would be unwise take the Manure hotseat but if he departs I have no problems with either the deep thinker softly spoken Eddie Howe or the mad hatter passionate hogging the touchline Conte!

    • dilly December 22, 2018 at 9:27 am

      If neither join that I can see us ending up with Chrissy Hughton!

      • East Stand December 22, 2018 at 9:30 am

        I can’t.

        • dilly December 22, 2018 at 9:31 am

          Easty having proved his credentials plus being an ex Spurs IMO nothing wrong with him!

          • East Stand December 22, 2018 at 10:28 am

            I didn’t say there was anything wrong with him but neither the likes of him or Howe are anywhere near Poch’s level…

  • dilly April 10, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Digressing after last night’s comfortably victory, in the wilderness for years and now on course to competing winning the PL title, recruiting well, having squad strength in depth, escaping Levy surely it’s the Liverpool model to follow?

    • Daveyboi April 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      We are following the Arsenal model

  • coys1882 December 21, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    OK H, I will take up the challenge presented by your piece on the Times article and offer up an opposing viewpoint!

    United might be a bigger club than Spurs, as Carragher states, so what?! That in itself represents no compelling argument as to why Pochettino has to take the job.

    First of all one needs to understand the man, i.e. Pochettino, Carragher manifestly does not. Pochettino is a country boy from a small town in rural Argentina. He embodies what might be called “old school’ values. Integrity, loyalty, work ethic, etc and appears motivated by a sense of duty and his own moral compass as to what is right, rather than by fame, ego and money.

    At Spurs he has been able to build a team and to develop players in his own image. Evidently it is a highly satisfying job and Pochettino had this to say about his position earlier this week … “I am happy here in Tottenham, and I have 4½ years left on my contract. The most important thing is to enjoy the journey. We’re so happy here.”

    There are numerous reasons why Pochettino will not leave Spurs to go to United. First and foremost is the strong personal relationships and bonds that he has built with the players. These are his players and there is tremendous mutual trust and respect between him and them. I am sure he has also built strong relationships with everyone else at the club, during his time here, yes even including DL!

    Last Summer he signed a new 5 year contract and rebuffed the approach of Real Madrid shortly thereafter. It is well known that he does not have a release clause in that contract. So what does that tell you? That he has no intention of not honouring it, hence he has no need for a release clause and thus is not interested in considering other potential suitors who might come calling, like Utd or Real Madrid.

    In going to Utd he would lose everything that he has taken 5 years to build at Spurs. For what? Dysfunctional ownership and management, plastic fans full of their own self-importance and entitlement, a mediocre team, the weather! The only thing about going to Utd that would currently eclipse what he has at Spurs is more money to spend on players.

    We both know, even though Poch prefers to develop players, rather than buying star names, that this subject is clearly an issue. It must be addressed by Levy, as in my opinion it is the only reason why Poch might want to leave. I am sure Levy knows this and from sources I have read it appears that he (Levy) is trying to secure extra funding in order to finance those acquisitions that Pochettino wants to take Spurs to the next level. He would be very foolish not to.

    In summary, there are numerous reasons for Poch to stay at Spurs with a group of players and a project dear to his heart and very little incentive for him to jump ship, provided his ambitions for Spurs are met by the owners of the club. Hence I fully expect him to honour his contract with Spurs and to rebuff any overtures from United.

    • Lord Croker December 21, 2018 at 11:01 pm

      ‘provided his ambitions for Spurs are met by the owners of the club’. Roll on January.

    • Tappaspur December 21, 2018 at 11:13 pm

      Poch is still relatively young. He’s got loads of time to manage other big clubs. No rush. Didn’t he once say he’ll be at the club until levy says otherwise. Something like that anyway.

    • Harry Hotspur December 22, 2018 at 12:19 am

      Good response, sadly if you want dysfunction that you cannot get more dysfunctional than £600m worth of debt that won’t be repaid until Kane is in his twilight years.

      As for Poch’s heart and soul being at Spurs, sadly, I think you’re wishing.

    • Willie! December 22, 2018 at 1:56 am

      You are completely unmoored from reality. He’s built relationships with the players…so what? That means @#%-all when the bald weirdo won’t cough up the dosh to keep those players. Toby, Eriksen, likely gone this summer, Dele will be eyeing the exit door soon after. And with Benzema in his waning days, when Real Madrid come calling for Kane and his teammates are all middling journeymen with no chance at winning anything meaningful? Yeah, the “one of our own” will be jetting off to sunny Spain for tapas, trophies, and a giant payday.

      You may have convinced yourself mate, but your take is fantasyland rubbish to people with a functioning brain.

      • Harry Hotspur December 22, 2018 at 2:56 am

        🤣🤣🤣

      • Tappaspur December 22, 2018 at 5:18 am

        Moored to positivity more like. Most of what you said aint gonna happen. Levy could offer to match Uniteds toby offer he’d still probably leave. (They all wanna say they’ve played for united) Eriksons agent will get him a good deal. Dele loves london, he’s getting decent money. 3 more years minimum. Kane got TOTTENHAM records to break. He’ll be here for at least four years. “No chance of winning anything?!!!! Wow! prob think we’ll spend zero again in the summer. Poch and the squadron gonna stick together for a few more years. “So what regarding relationships? Relationships involve honesty and trust. Dont you think poch has said to the players if we work hard and stick together we’ll be a fantastic team that will win many things, Then sign a long contract (along with them signing contacts too) only to leave the following season. The man has morals and is still relatively young.
        Could it be that your take on it is negativity land rubbish to people with functioning brain systems Poch is right. No trust/belief from our support.

        • East Stand December 22, 2018 at 8:04 am

          This will be down to what Levy ENIC have planned. The lack of deals for Toby and Eriksen do not bode well.

          However, if there is a change of gear planned after the team move to the new stadium that gives Poch more to work with then that makes things very different.

          As it stands the Utd job is not as ‘attractive’ and ‘impossible to turn down’ for Poch as people would have you believe. Why is it such an ‘irresistible’ job for him?

          No really, people that say he’s 100% nailed to go need to start backing it up with a tangible set of reasons rather than this rumor fuled Tourette’s going about.

          Yes at one time it would have been a no brainer for a Spurs manager to take the Utd job but times have changed.

          The Spurs squad is much better than Utd’s, when has that ever been true since the days of the Double Winning side?

          The intense pressure to win in the present as well as build a new side does not look like a better environment to work than what he currently has. Unless you’re a bit dim witted.

          Pochettino’s new contract has put him on a par with the likes of Klopp and Guardiola at 8.5m a year. So Utd offer him 5m more a year, how much more money does he need in real terns?

          This is a man who went to play for Bordeaux just because he loves wine for goodness sake.

          I don’t believe that Poch will be gagging to move to Utd because I believe there is is actually very little about it that would be attractive to him.

          The figure of 46m to “get Poch” is a fantastic idea but it’s only the value of the remainder of his deal. Levy could ask whatever he wanted to agree to release him from his recently signed contract free deal.

          This might change if he feels let down by Levy or that he doesn’t feel he Levy shares his ambition but that and only that will decide this ultimately. It’s over to Levy on this one…

    • East Stand December 22, 2018 at 9:32 am

      Levy would rather eat his own bollocks than let Poch move to Utd. He blocked and move for Bale and Modric wasn’t allowed to join Chavs either. Can’t see it happening.

      • dilly December 22, 2018 at 9:42 am

        IMO very naivie to think that when until Poch despells rumours anything is possible!

        • East Stand December 22, 2018 at 10:11 am

          He won’t see that there is anything to be ‘dispelled’.

          It was exactly the same as in the summer when was also ‘nailed on’ to join Madrid with many sections of the media suggesting a ‘deal’ had been done.

          He said nothing because whatever he said would become twisted and misconstrued, shortly after he signed a new 5 year deal.

          We have been here before…

          • Harry Hotspur December 22, 2018 at 10:44 am

            Correct.

            So much hot air being blown around.

  • PlayitagainSamways December 21, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    Fergie had actually won some pots when he rocked up at Utd. Proven winning manager. If Woodward isnt just some goggle eyed schmuk then he will see how things actually pan out at Spurs. Poch could be given 300 million to spend by Spurs (!) and royally fuck it up. Woodward giving Poch a deal at Utd is as big a gamble as Moyes.

    As already alluded to; Poch would have to start all over if he rocked up at Utd.
    But HIS Spurs team is maybe 2 years from (with a bit of luck with squad retention etc) actually winning something or coming to a natural end.

    If Poch is the man he has made himself out to be then he will not leave us next summer.

    If he does then alot of his aura goes up in smoke.

  • East Stand December 21, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    “I am happy here in Tottenham, and I have 4½ years left on my contract”.

    “The most important thing is to enjoy the journey. We’re so happy here.”

    He said this two days ago but sadly idle doesn’t fit the media’s narrative…

  • East Stand December 21, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Look at the reported value of Poch’s remaining contract by the time the summer comes, 46m? That’s one serious wedge for any manager, possibly up there with what Maureen was on etc.

    Does Poch unreal terms car about another few mill a year?

    Does he want to spend another 4 seasons of his career (at the very least) building a Utd side that’s on a par with what he currently has at Spurs that fits his vision?

    The market is getting tougher by the year picking up young talent, Dele’s don’t grow on trees.

    Something that might nudge him towards the Utd job is being let down by Levy. A lack of ambition by Levy and Lewis which might see all of his good work come to nothing is the only thing that might leadPoch to cut his losses.

    If I were him and if he gets some positive action from ENIC then he stays, for me…

  • Aussie in Switzerland December 21, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Lilywhite
    Hello ladies, been a while. I’d like to take this opportunity to state the obvious: Levy needs to pay up and keep Poch and Toby, along w us replacing Dembele and Wanyama w grade A beasts that can fill their crocked boots. That’s it, for now. Is that beyond our financial means?

    Winks and Skippy not good enough for ya? How dare you wa t decent replacements…. Levy McDuck has a stadium to pay for ya greedy bastard.

    • Aussie in Switzerland December 21, 2018 at 9:47 pm

      *want

  • Andrew December 21, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    All the other top clubs are us as a threat, not a club that will win anything but a club that puts their noses out of joint.Poch saying he is happy doesn’t mean he is staying. He could go to manure and be happy there as well, and win trophies and have a huge budget to come back and buy our best players.
    Poch needs to say that he is staying for the long term and is not interested in utd otherwise he will go.
    The media hate us,they think of us as a loser club, and if there is one club that gives them the excuse to laugh at us ,it’s us.
    Poch has improved us so much, but he can’t take us any further without proper funds. He won’t get them at THFC.
    Enic will fuck the best chance of moving up a level.

  • Yidsa December 21, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Poch won´t go in my opinion and Levy will not sell… some of us are happy with Levy. However I wouldnt blame Levy if Poch says that he wants to go but seriously believe that Poch wants to finish the job that he started at Tottenham.

    • Lord Croker December 21, 2018 at 8:53 pm

      Finish what though? The FA Cup semi final loss last year hurt. Its a nearly there, building for the future stuff but what is it because I don’t fakin know. Stadium is a step but at what cost? I think the Man Utd job is to irresistible to say no to. Anyway off out.

    • Mikespurs December 21, 2018 at 10:04 pm

      If poch leaves you wont blame levy for not giving him a reason to stay? Hmmmmm

  • Gazza waking up at night screaming! December 21, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    In the past bigger clubs would have snatched Dele Alli and Lloris by now. Players with tremendous ambition and self importance. Potch has kept them tbere. He was promised funds and lied to (like us mugs) about the readying of the stadium. We all know we were lied to for obvious reasons. He owes us nothing it’s true and Levy is in a corner and it’s painful for all of us. We nearly had something but the investment didn’t come on players. Not for Harry Redkanpp or anyone else – that’s why we win F all.

  • East Stand December 21, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Carragher hates Man U but he also sees Spurs as a threat to Liverpool.unless they’re Spurs they’ll be up to mischief. All of these so called experts…

    • Mikespurs December 21, 2018 at 7:18 pm

      Well, we have finished above them what? 8 out of the last 10 years. So ya, he’d love spurs to roll down in the table

  • Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack? December 21, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Anythings better than working for Levy. That’s the one answer to any Utd/Poch queries.

    • Mikespurs December 21, 2018 at 7:22 pm

      To be fair woody & glaze arnt a huge step above smoking joe & levy pockets empty. In it for the money.

      • Gazza waking up at night screaming! December 21, 2018 at 7:40 pm

        They spend 100s of millions on players – our net spend is 42 pence

        • Mikespurs December 21, 2018 at 8:01 pm

          My impression with this years summer transfer policy was trying to get away from spending 300mil for a manager. Maybe they didnt trust morean (but then why give him a new contract?)
          I think the glazers are just about making money….same as joe….just better at it. They realize making a global brand with big names & competing in big competition makes more money then using Twitter to boast about some crap french winger you bought on the cheap. Or some state of the art beer system that will make tons because it wastes less per pour…..bigger picture

  • Tappaspur December 21, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Like I said before. Ill bet you a savile row whistle (ozwald boateng) poch stays.

    • paul December 21, 2018 at 6:45 pm

      Have to admit i don’t see anything in the above that warrants the blogs title, why is Poch nailed on to go? I haven’t read a single piece of credible info from any source to back that up. Of course he may well go and i don’t think many would blame him.

      • Gazza waking up at night screaming! December 21, 2018 at 7:41 pm

        The odds at the bookies say otherwise

      • Mikespurs December 21, 2018 at 7:41 pm

        I agree. Think he’ll stick out at least the first year of nwhl. & why show your hand before your called. Could be used as leverage against levy to make some real signings or risk losing your marquee manager before you open your brand new complex. Wouldnt sit well

        • Mikespurs December 21, 2018 at 7:44 pm

          But if levy says you did top four with no new signing……..just do it again……bye bye

    • East Stand December 21, 2018 at 9:29 pm

      I’m kind of with you Tappa, I think he could well stay.

      Yes, they’re a massive club but we ain’t no minnows and Utd’s current squad is way behind us.

  • Rhys Jaggar December 21, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Are you sure the Western media works on truthfulness, mate?

    I have no view on this issue and certainly no inside track, but the West ran story after story saying Assad was gassing his own people and as soon as journalists went to Ghouta and other places, they soon learned it was a pile of absolute shite. It was bollox made up by the White Helmets, who are funded by western Security Services.

    Man Utd have an air of entitlement and a belief that if they shout long and hard, they will get what they want. The media has loads of Utd groupies who churn out stories to order.

    You have written an article about why Pocchetino is perfect for Utd.

    A more pertinent one would be ‘Is Utd perfect for Pocchetino?’

    Here are five questions to answer:

    1. If players think they are bigger than the manager, will Woodward get rid of them?
    2. Does the academy actually have a pipeline of prospects for him to work on?
    3. Does Pocchetino prefer to grow stars who are grateful to him or handle stars who will go wherever life takes them?
    4. Will the DoF Utd hire be agreeable to him?
    5. What stage of education are his children at? Will uprooting them right now be OK?

    There are obviously others, but in that list are the quick No Deal ones.

    • Mikespurs December 21, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      1. He wont play them if not sold. Seen it here with multiple players falling out.
      2. Yes they have an academy, just because morean never wanted youngins in his lineup doesn’t mean they dont have them.
      3. Professionals want money & glory. Gratefulness for having the gaffer take a chance on you only goes so far.
      4. Rather depends on who’s hired first isnt it. I’d imagine he would have a say if hired first or would decline if he couldnt work with who was hired. (Nolevysignings doesn’t give much competition)
      5. Moving around is part of the game & lifestyle that is expected. His kids would go from 1 really good private school to another. Or he could pull a morean & stay in a hotel.

      Not saying he will go or not. I think not for the time being. But hope your other reasons are better then the ones you typted

  • OrganicPaper December 21, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    Truth is Mourinho getting the boot was a xmas gift to the hack journos who now have carte blanche to write what ever they like about the biggest club in the world at one of the most pivotal points in the season. Truly, a gift as they were running out of steam on the whole Jose is shit vibe.
    To target MoPo is the easy option and fulfils the Sky mafia agenda to a tee.
    Im not so stupid as to think MoPo will 100% stay, of course there is an attractive proposition there but i dont think its a done deal by any stretch either.

    The status quo is a hard thing to shake in football and Spurs are getting the level of respect we have come to expect in the pursuit of our best assets.

  • Michael December 21, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Anyone in the media have to state their opinion, it’s mostly wrong otherwise they wouldn’t get attention through papers sold, viewers on the tv, or clicks through to a website in the hope they make money through shitty affiliate links. You just have to filter all the shit and try and form a reasoned opinion based on fact. Does poch think he can get spurs to the top and win serious things given the current spurs strategy and current market size? Or does he want go straight to Man U who have the top market size

  • Tappaspur December 21, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Man u and arsenal are gonna struggle for a few years. This is obviously what happens when a club keeps a manager for 20 odd years. He he

  • Gee December 21, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    If Poch wanted to leave , would he not have left for Real Madrid in the summer ? We where led to believe by the same media outlets that he was their first choice ?
    I also believe that his decision to leave will not be solely his but will be heavily influenced by his back room staff and his wife and maybe even his kids ? Whom I believe are also firmly embroiled in Tottenham Hotspur !
    But he left Southampton ? Was a major factor in this the sacking of the man who persuaded Poch to to join them . Aman who he a had a lot of respect for ? His name escapes me .
    Is the comparison between Southampton to Spurs the same scale as Spurs to UTD ?
    Maybe naively I believe that he will stay ?
    He is happy at Spurs and so to are those around him and more importantly he feels that what he is achieving can get bigger and better !!

  • Doc Hackenbush December 21, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Let’s get some perspective here.
    1. ManU are not the biggest club in the world. Neville and Co are living in lala land. Real, Barca, Juve and BayernM are all bigger clubs at this moment in time.
    ManU were amongst the biggest… Under Fergie. Before he became manager, they were simply one of the big 5 in England. The proof? When a big player became available the big 5 had equal chance of signing him. Gascoigne went to Spurs not ManU. The pull was on an equal level as with other transfers eg Shearer who went to Blackburn!!
    This did change in the late 90’s to Fergie’s credit and the attraction of playing for him was real.
    He is no longer there, and whether Neville or Carragher like it or not ManU are not the attraction they once were.
    When was the last time they signed a world beater that everyone else wanted too?
    Lukaku? Nope, we now know Chelsea weren’t in for him.
    Pogba? No other bidders
    Ronaldo chose Juve over ManU
    Mbappe?ManU no chance, why if they’re the biggest club in the

    • East Stand December 21, 2018 at 10:00 pm

      Madrid are bigger globally and currently than Utd plus Poch is a Spanish speaker and still he wasn’t up for it.

      Rainy Manchester, a fan base with a sense of entitlement and the clamor to overcome City who are light years ahead? Would he even get 4-5 seasons to make up the ground?

      If I were Poch I would stay put, unless Levy does the dirty on him of course…

  • Doc Hackenbush December 21, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    Let’s get some perspective here.
    1. ManU are not the biggest club in the world. Neville and Co are living in lala land. Real, Barca, Juve, PSG and BayernM are all bigger clubs at this moment in time.
    ManU were amongst the biggest… Under Fergie. Before he became manager, they were simply one of the big 5 in England. The proof? When a big player became available the big 5 had equal chance of signing him. Gascoigne went to Spurs not ManU. The pull was on an equal level as with other transfers eg Shearer who went to Blackburn!!
    This did change in the late 90’s to Fergie’s credit and the attraction of playing for him was real.
    He is no longer there, and whether Neville or Carragher like it or not ManU are not the attraction they once were.
    When was the last time they signed a world beater that everyone else wanted too?
    Lukaku? Nope, we now know Chelsea weren’t in for him.
    Pogba? No other bidders
    Ronaldo chose Juve over ManU
    Mbappe?ManU no chance, why if they’re the biggest club in the world???
    Neymar?? Same thing
    The times have changed and will continue to do so.
    Just a pity SkySports pundits can’t keep up

    • East Stand December 22, 2018 at 10:45 am

      I agree 100 percent, Neville still thinks Utd are where they were when he was playing with Ferguson as manager.

      Despite their global branding etc they are no longer in the elite. City have since happened, Ferguson retired years ago. The landscape is very different now, of course people will now see that Moyes, Van Gaal and Maureen couldn’t make it work

      So now they need a ‘new Ferguson’ but there is no such thing but they feel as Ferguson likes him that Poch is the natural fit.

      The problem they have is that they are not the club they once were and Spurs are no longer the club they once were. So the idea of them just taking Poch just because they feel like it is more fantasy than reality.

      It’s not impossible but I’ll be very, very surprised if Poch goes, unless Levy makes the wrong calls this summer.

  • spurs47 December 21, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Carragher says “The United job will always be one of the worlds most attractive”. Seems to me that “always” could be a very long time indeed and who knows what might happen in a relatively short time. The guy is not the brightest lets face it. OGS could be a revelation and get Utd firing on all fronts and win stuff . Poch could bomb second half of this season and win nothing-who knows? If that did happen would we still be talking about this-no we wouldn’t. It’s all speculation and nothing more.

  • JennyBro December 21, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Been a while for me too.
    Levy is and always will be the cause of our demise, he’s got a track record of fucking up big time. All the little prick is interested in is finishing in the top 4 for the money – he can’t see anything beyond that, he’s got no ambition. He’s a money man plain and simple – get the mugs through the turnstiles and that’s his idea of success. He’s a con merchant and should be exposed on rogue traders.
    Why shouldn’t Poch walk to Manu U? At least there he’ll get supported in the transfer windows and have backers that actually want to win things as opposed to a time wasting little fuckwit who knows nothing about football, nor about building a stadium it seems too…
    This January transfer window will be interesting. Lets see if the little weirdo does anything in the transfer market to try and change Poch’s mind, beyond signing Peter Crouch of course. Levy has made scrooge look like a money wasting, extravagant character, so tight is he with the purse strings. The gullible idiots amongst Spurs fans used to blame our lack of spending on not having CL football, well how do you explain it now? Having the little cnut as chairman will always prove the kiss of death to us and we’ll continue winning nothing because our squad isn’t strong enough in depth. Thanks to enic we have a choice – either get top 4 each season OR win a trophy – both are not possible. Think about that when you next spend your hard earned cash with these parasites that own our great club.

  • Pj December 21, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    HH as a Spurs fan what figure would you request from Utd to release MP from his long contract???
    Because if I owned Spurs and the manager said I’m resigning to go and work for your rivals I would immediately accept we have lost him but I won’t strengthen a rival and I’ve paid this man £8.5m to do a good job, I owe him nothing as he’s well paid, therefore your not joking Utd unless I receive £200m in compensation

  • rj2018 December 21, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    but if that tdoes happen i wont be sheding any tears for a turncoat we were here before him and will be here after

  • rj2018 December 21, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    i don’t think it is as straight forward as that Levy won’t let him leave he will have to walk out and and then will have to pay back the remainder of his contract £34m or wait for the remaining 4 years to take the job and i doubt if Poch would want that

  • Horny Helen December 21, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Yeah but Utd wont be in the CL next season and if Pooch goes to this overinflated club he may be sacked before he gets to compete in the CL.

  • Lilywhite December 21, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Hello ladies, been a while. I’d like to take this opportunity to state the obvious: Levy needs to pay up and keep Poch and Toby, along w us replacing Dembele and Wanyama w grade A beasts that can fill their crocked boots. That’s it, for now. Is that beyond our financial means?

  • Scott December 21, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    It’s difficult to argue against but if I was to argue against it would be to say that the football pyramid does alter over time. City and Chelsea are two recent examples, looking a little further back the rise and fall of Blackburn Rovers and Leeds can be cited. Man Utd are slightly bigger and more immune I would agree but Spurs have pedigree also and have potential to be giants.

    I don’t doubt that he may want the job at Utd, I am relying on the bald one to tug on is heartstrings and warm his cold pockets. The contract and Pochs loyalty may be enough to keep him another season before Madrid come calling perhaps.

    I can’t stand the thought of lining up against him season after season

    Dig deep Levy, dig very deep

  • roforofoSpurs December 21, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Yes, all hail super duper ManU. But didn’t today’s (Brexit) Britain used to own an empire and rule the waves! So, Spurs may be to United’s hegemony what USA was to Britain’s (or what United once was to Liverpool’s hegemony).

    Spurs, now, have all the marketing accoutrements (training ground, players’ complex, multi-purpose stadium, London-based) to launch such a challenge, and I believe Trump may lend Spurs a hand.

    United’s stock, listed on NYSE, has not only declined recently, the NYSE stocks has had the worst December since 1931; the great depression. It’s generally expected that Trump’s actions will bring about a recession by end of 2019.

    Carragher is a gobby ignoramus, disguised as a ‘pundit’, who can’t let a bandwagon pass him by.

    For insight, read: https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/tottenham-fans-shouldnt-worry-man-13755623

    • Ronan December 21, 2018 at 3:59 pm

      Man U’s share price rose by almost 6 pc on Wed following Mourinho’s sacking. (That is, $151mil).

  • Aussie in Switzerland December 21, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Without Poch we will miss Champions League money for at least 2 seasons, probably longer. That is 100 million reasons to keep him.

  • mattspurs December 21, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Eh? Carragher says it so it must be true? No wonder the press guy shut down the interview the other day when opinion is treated as fact – it’s boring. Who knows, OGS could win the CL with United and he’d 100% keep the job.

    • Harry Hotspur December 21, 2018 at 2:35 pm

      Are you able to address the points Carragher made Matt, or are you just going to shout ‘THIS IS SO UNFAIR’ at me?

      • lihle December 21, 2018 at 2:56 pm

        How did they get this ManUtd apologist to write these articles in a Spurs platform? I think HH would make a good PR guy for ManUtd. He is trying so hard to sell Poch to United, writing a new article on this subject every 30 minutes. He becomes touchy if one criticises his favourite United. Please ask United to employ you.

        • Harry Hotspur December 21, 2018 at 2:59 pm

          Boo hoo hoo.
          Bye bye bye.

      • mattspurs December 21, 2018 at 3:09 pm

        OK
        1 – What has Poch done so far to show he wouldn’t be loyal? In his playing career, he turned down lucrative moves.
        2 – Managing a super-rich club with a chairman even more incompetent than ours? Carragher says to ignore the past 5 years but ask United fans and they’ll tell you Woodward is doing a bad job. So, unless Woodward gets sacked then you’d be advised to take note of the mess over 5 seasons – managers winning trophies but still getting sacked.
        3 – He does not want the comfort of knowing he is safe from the sack if he finishes in the top four. He wants to win the Premier League and Champions League. – isn’t this true of every player at the club? Kane, Alli, Son Eriksen, Hugo – do none of them have any ambition? Why are they still at Spurs?
        4 – It’s all just his opinion, he doesn’t know Poch, he has no inside track – he’s got a column to be written and has served up the dish of the day.
        5 – So much hot air in 4 days – nobody knows if United if want him FFS, surely they’ll give OGS a chance to prove his worth first?

        • Harry Hotspur December 21, 2018 at 3:28 pm

          OGS is a temp designed to appease the fans.

          He was shocking at Cardiff.

          • mattspurs December 21, 2018 at 4:06 pm

            Yes, but he’s said he wants the job and if he won a trophy or somehow managed to get United into the top 4 it would be very hard to sack him.
            I don’t doubt that Poch is on a list – what I also don’t doubt is that list is still being put together.
            However to suggest that in the last three days any firm decision has been made about Poch is fantasy – Poch is no nearer or further to being manager in the past three days despite anything the pundits and bookies say. As I say if OGS manages to get the team playing he’ll become a frontrunner.

            • Tappaspur December 21, 2018 at 6:25 pm

              The French geezer will get the job. Blanc.

          • Tappaspur December 21, 2018 at 6:24 pm

            He’ll get found out again.

      • East Stand December 21, 2018 at 10:06 pm

        The Utd job is always the best job in world football?

        After Moyes, van Gaal and Maureen I would suggest it’s become a poisoned chalice and the toughest job rather than the best job…

        • Harry Hotspur December 22, 2018 at 12:20 am

          They are all poisoned.

          These days you lose 4 games and you’ve 3 games to save your job, mate.

  • roforofoSpurs April 10, 2019 at 11:43 am

    Yes, all hail super duper ManU. But didn’t today’s (Brexit) Britain used to own an empire and rule the waves! So, Spurs may be to United’s hegemony what USA was to Britain’s (or what United once was to Liverpool’s hegemony).

    Spurs, now, have all the marketing accoutrements (training ground, players’ complex, multi-purpose stadium, London-based) to launch such a challenge, and I believe Trump may lend Spurs a hand.

    United’s stock, listed on NYSE, has not only declined recently, the NYSE stocks has had the worst December since 1931; the great depression. It’s generally expected that Trump’s actions will bring about a recession by end of 2019.

    Carragher is a gobby ignoramus, disguised as a ‘pundit’, who can’t let a bandwagon pass him by.

    For insight, read: https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/tottenham-fans-shouldnt-worry-man-13755623

    • Ronan April 10, 2019 at 4:58 pm

      Man U’s share price rose by almost 6 pc on Wed following Mourinho’s sacking. (That is, $151mil).