& # 39; We have been on the ground but now our season is starting & # 39 ;: Mauricio Pochettino admits he is happy to see the back of the transfer window after a difficult summer in Tottenham
- Mauricio Pochettino is looking forward to a difficult summer in Tottenham
- Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are tied up
- The closing window means that Pochettino & # 39; s team can be on the same page
Mauricio Pochettino admitted Tottenham almost on the floor lag "after the uncertainty about his team during the opening weeks of the season.
But after the North London derby draw on his side with Arsenal and with the European transfer window on Monday, he stated that the season of Spurs now begins.
Pochettino revealed that he was having & # 39; positive & # 39; frank conversations with President Daniel Levy after a summer in which he struggled to monitor his frustrations about the club's progress.
Doubts about the future of some of his players, especially midfielder Christian Eriksen, further exacerbated Pochettino's annoyance.
And although he stopped short enough to confirm that Eriksen was staying, he dropped a big hint by only starting him the second time this season against Arsenal and insisting that it's now & # 39; difficult & # 39; would be for him to leave.
Pochettino said: & # 39; I am so happy because tomorrow will complete the transfer window.
& # 39; We have tremendous quality, we have to be completely in it and the same page. We are all starting to be on the same page from tomorrow, working hard to win games and be in a position that we deserve to be.
Looking ahead, I am very optimistic, I am so happy with the team we have. Only we can improve.
& # 39; I think we were almost on the floor, and now we are going to improve. We recovered the good feelings after Newcastle and a very tough summer – everything that happened in the last four weeks. & # 39;
Specifically asked about Eriksen, who had been attracted to varying degrees from Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Manchester United, Pochettino said: & # 39; There is one more day to do . I don't want to say it's impossible, but it's going to be difficult. I'm optimistic. I hope that everything will be clearer for everyone within 24 hours. & # 39;
Victor Wanyama is a player who could leave Spurs on Monday. The Kenyan midfielder has seen Club Brugge fall to the Belgian side, opening the door for a possible return to Celtic.
Pochettino ended the day in a cheerful mood despite the fact that his party had surrendered a two-goal goal to Emirates against their biggest rivals.
Spurs punished Arsenal errors to gain a 2-0 lead in the first half.
Eriksen benefited from poor defending and Harry Kane took advantage of the score after Granit Xhaka unnecessary foul on Heung-min Son.
But Alexandre Lacazette pulled one back for half time and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang equalized with 19 minutes.
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery urged his side to learn from their precious mistakes.
He said: & # 39; After 2-0 lower, we can be very proud of our response and the atmosphere we have created and how our supporters have pushed us to our second goal after our goal get and have chances to score the third.
& The result, we earned more. We have played a lot with our hearts. In the first half we had no control over our heads. Some mistakes that we may have and that I want to use to make progress and improve. & # 39;
Mauricio Pochettino & # 39; in pole position to replace Pep Guardiola & # 39; by the future of the Manchester City boss after doubt after a two-year ban from the club from Europe
- Mauricio Pochettino is the favorite to be the next Manchester City boss
- City may lose Pep Guardiola this year if UEFA enforces its European ban
- The club may not play in Europe for two years after FFP infringements
- Pochettino is strongly linked to a move to Manchester United this year
- But City could blow their rivals to Pochettino's signature if Guardiola chooses to
UEFA banned the citizens from the European competition for the following two seasons for violating the rules of Financial Fair Play (FFP). .
With the Champions League the only trophy that has escaped the city since the rival of Pep Guardiola, the future of the Spaniard in the Etihad Stadium is seriously clouded.
And in the event of the event, the former Tottenham Hotspur boss Pochettino was drafted to succeed Guardiola , according to the Sun.
The Argentinian has been unemployed since he was fired by Spurs in early December, just six months after leading the club in North London to his very first Champions League final.
Pochettino has been strongly associated with a move to Manchester in the last 12 months – but many believed that this move will be one Manchester United given the increasing pressure on current Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solksjaer.
The 47-year-old was caught on camera alongside United Neil Ashton's new PR contact in the midweek during a championship game between Brentford and Leeds United.
The city is reportedly ready to step in and get their rivals under the signature of Pochettino, despite the fact that until 2022 they cannot guarantee Champions League football at Etihad Stadium.
Despite UEFA's announcement that the club city has been banned from competing in Europe for the 2020/21 and 2021 / seasons, City has said it will appeal the ruling that the rate of the immediate future of the club in Europe.
Not only would the ruling eradicate their chances of winning the Champions League in the near future, but it could also cost the club up to £ 170 million in revenue during this period.
Moreover, sweat and the club not only about the future of Guardiola – but also about their umas ts to hold on to their key players – such as Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero – if they lose their license to play in Europe.
The Spanish manager of City is currently odds-on (1/2 – Ladbrokes) to leave the club at the end of the season, depsite him with a contract until 2021.
Pochettino is priced at 5/2 to become the new City manager, while Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers (9/2) and RB Leipzig manager (7/1) are also names in the frame.
Other names associated with the role are former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri, while Giovanni van Bronckhorst – Guardiola & # 39; s teammate in Barcelona during his match days – received internal access within the club earlier this season. .
& # 39; More than you see? & # 39 ;: Fans of Manchester United get excited after footage from Mauricio Pochettino appears alongside Ed Woodward & # 39; s PR advisor Neil Ashton in the Brentford clash with Leeds … but the couple were NOT together
- Neil Ashton leads a PR company and Manchester United his important customer
- He was present on Tuesday at Brentford & # 39; s championship conflict with Leeds
- Mauricio Pochettino was also at the game and both men were filmed upon entering
- They didn't talk to each other, but social media fans fed speculation
Mauricio Pochettino and Manchester United ] PR man Neil Ashton was spotted Tuesday night in Griffin Park, which fueled speculation among fans about the future of the Argentinian.
Ashton leads a PR company for whom Manchester United is an important customer and was seen running just behind Pochettino before the pair took their place in the second half of Brentford's draw with Leeds.
The former Tottenham boss has been associated with the UK position with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under pressure in Old Trafford.
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And some supporters thought there might be more going on if both Ashton and Pochettino were present for the Championship game, which ended 1-1.
Ashton was appointed as a consultant for United by under-board executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
The two men in Griffin Park did not exchange words when they came forward for the second half and sat down separately in the grandstand.
But there were many United fans who refused to see their joint presence as a coincidence.
One wrote: & # 39; Mauricio Pochettino spotted with Neil Ashton in Brentford vs Leeds. For those unfamiliar with Neil Ashton, he was recently hired by Ed Woodward on a PR basis. Very interesting! & # 39;
Another added: & # 39; Coincidence? Possible. More than you see? Also possible. Time will tell. & # 39;
And a third answered: & # 39; Neil Ashton is Woodward's PR manager, so you know why he was seen at Pochettino. & # 39;
United has again confirmed that Solskjaer is the man to continue a long-term project at the club, but the pressure on the Norwegian is growing.
They are in eighth place in the Premier League and are in fourth place in Chelsea with six points.
Pochettino remains unconnected, but revealed his burning desire to do it again in the Premier League after being rejected by Spurs last November.
He said to Sky: "Honestly, I would really like to work in the Premier League. It will be hard, I know, and for now it is a moment to wait and we will see what happens,
& # 39; It is a moment of recovery, to put a little on think yourself and be ready because something can always happen in football and you have to be ready for it.
& # 39; I am ready and waiting for a new challenge. I have the faith and confidence that the next challenge will be fantastic. & # 39;
& # 39; I am ready and waiting & # 39 ;: Mauricio Pochettino admits that he is desperate to go back to football because he reveals that he would like to work again in the Premier League & # 39;
- ] Mauricio Pochettino has not been in football since he left Tottenham last year
- He admitted he has ambition to be back again to work in the Premier League
- Argentinian said: & I believe and believe that the next challenge will be fantastic & # 39;
Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he has a burning desire to re-manage in the Premier League .
The former Tottenham boss, who has been out of the game since being fired by Spurs in November, is still considered one of the elite bosses in the world and is waiting for the right opportunity.
& # 39; It is a moment of recovery, thinking a bit about yourself and being ready because in football something can always happen and you have to be ready.
& # 39; I am ready and waiting for a new challenge. I have the faith and confidence that the next challenge will be fantastic. & # 39;
Pochettino took Tottenham to the Champions League final and delivered consistent top four finishes, before the results and performance dropped this season.
Jose Mourinho took the hot seat in Spurs, but there is still speculation about where the man he succeeded will end up.
It seems likely that the 47-year-old will work in ither LaLiga or the Premier League again.
Atletico Madrid is considered to be interested in his services, especially with the team that is struggling with Diego Simeone this period.
And Manchester United have also been associated with a move for Pochettino, although they have recently reiterated their belief in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Pochettino confessed that he was aware of speculations about him: & I was in Argentina, I was in Qatar, I was in Spain and I have Jesus [Perez, assistant manager to Pochettino at Spurs] who follows the news a little, but I notice the rumors, & he said.
& # 39; All coaching staff accepts that there are rumors. We of course handle rumors. & # 39;
After taking the time to travel and relax, the Argentinian is now thinking about a good job at Spurs.
& # 39; Of course I am very proud of everything I have achieved at Tottenham, and when I analyzed my time there, many positive things happened, & # 39 ;, Pochettino says. "I took the lead at a crucial moment for the club.
" All I had to do was very scary at those times. To destroy White Hart Lane and build a new stadium, to play at Wembley and Milton Keynes, only football people know how difficult it was to deal with these situations.
& # 39; Applying a new philosophy and new ideas was very tough but I am very proud of the success we had and to take Tottenham to another level & # 39 ;, he added.
Since his resignation from Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino has enjoyed free time in Argentina catching up with his old friends Diego Maradona and Ossie Ardiles … so, when will he return to management? And will his next job be in the Premier League of Spain?
- Boss Mauricio Pochettino has been out of work since his resignation in November
- The Argentinian was very popular after leaving Tottenham, but is still always available
- He continues to be a spectator as clubs reach the business end of the season
- The Premier League return seems to be this summer the most likely outcome
Two of his former sides closed horns for one place in the FA Cup fifth round last week, you couldn't help but wondered if Mauricio Pochettino was watching.
Pochettino was very popular after he suggested that he would not follow a sabbatical of his successful five and a half years of spell at Spurs, but for months on the Argentinian a spectator continues as clubs go to the business end of the season.
The 47-year-old was connected to the top course at Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Arsenal before the New Year, but nothing came out.
United detained Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Hansi Flick turned things around with the Bundesliga champions, Madrid from Zinedine Zidane led the way in LaLiga and rivals from Spurs chose Mikel Arteta.
After turning Tottenham into a regular top-square in the Premier League and guiding them to their first Champions League final, Pochettino has a lot of suitors.
Atletico Madrid is the newest European summit associated with its services while the club languishes in sixth place in the Spanish top flight.
United are the favorites to eventually land Pochettino with Manchester City second favorites and Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain third.
However, it is unlikely that these European giant managers will change at this stage of the campaign and Pochettino is doubtful to assume a new position before the end of the season.
MAURICIO POCHETTINO NEXT WORKDOVENS
Manchester United – 16/25
Manchester City – 91/20
PSG – 7 / 1
Bayern Munich – 9/1
Real Madrid – 11/1
Atletico Madrid – 14/1
AC Milan – 21/1
Borussia Dortmund 1/22
* Odds of Oddschecker
After Tottenha's resignation last year, an agreement was reportedly concluded in which Pochettino would have to repay a fee – up to £ 10 million – if he had a another club would lead before the end of the 2019-2020 campaign.
So Pochettino is waiting for his time and is currently enjoying a well deserved break from the demands to be a football manager.
Shortly after he got the ax at Spurs, he returned to Argentina to recharge the batteries and enjoy some downtime
He visited his old club Newell & # 39; s Old Boys – where he started his career as a defender – and overtook old friend Diego Maradona, and dined with fellow countryman and Spurs legend Ossie Ardiles.
During the trip to his home country, Pochettino pointed to a quick return to the hot seat. "My best decision was to come to Argentina to take out 10 days," he said.
& # 39; At my age I don't need much time to recover. I am open to listen to projects that have been submitted to me. & # 39;
Weeks later and he was in Qatar with his number 2 Jesus Perez playing FootGolf – and even managed to get a hole in one.
couple were accompanied by John Barnes, Ruud Guillit, Iker Casillas and Frank de Boer on the sun-drenched course.
Last month, the Argentinian, who spent the most time with his family, was back in London at the official launch of the LaLigaTV event.
When asked about his next step in the game, Pochettino implied that he would like to take the lead again in England or Spain.
& # 39; The Premier League is the Premier League. Football was born here in England, but I think LaLiga has great football and great coaches, "he said.
& # 39; England and Spain are the two best competitions in the world. & # 39;
Pochettino managed Espanyol before moving to Southampton in 2013 and was recently linked to Espanyol & # 39; s city rivals Barcelona when Ernesto Valverde lost his job.
Moving to the Nou Camp was always a hit, but Real and Atletico have been advertised as possible destinations.
A Premier League return this summer appears to be the most likely outcome with United having a long-held stake in Pochettino, while the future of Pep Guardiola in Manchester City remains unclear – although he has a contract with Etihad until 2021
Pochettino may not look at Southampton and Tottenham former parties as a spectator for much longer, but instead of the opposing party.
Mauricio Pochettino & hopeful for vacancy Manchester United & # 39; while the pressure on current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continues to increase
- Mauricio Pochettino is pleased to be patient when he comes to the United job
- He is still considered, especially if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not improve
- Pochettino is outside operation since fired by Tottenham last year
- Christian Eriksen stayed behind on the bench for Tottenham & # 39; s shock loss to Newcastle ]
- It was triggered in the second half but failed to achieve the desired effect
- Mauricio Pochettino refused to exclude an exit before the deadline for the euro transfer
- Atletico Madrid weighs up the summer approach for Mauricio Pochettino
- Spanish side is preparing for a possible separation of roads with Diego Simeone
- Simeone has been in charge for eight years but is struggling this season
- However, Pochettino would rather go back to the Premier League above La Liga
- Barcelona was looking for a new manager after firing Ernesto Valverde
- They eventually settled in former Real Betis manager Quique Setien
- But he was appointed after Xavi and Mauricio Pochettino had rejected the job
- Massimiliano Allegri would also not have taken over the post
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come under increasing pressure in the role, with United making his worst start to a season in more than 30 years.
It is believed that he could get the sack if United fell outside the top six this season, allowing Pochettino to strike.
The Spaniard is said to be willing to be patient when it comes to fin working on a new job, indicating that he would rather return to the Premier League if possible.
Since the end of last year he has been fired by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
Jose Mourinho took over as manager, and the results have gone up and down, often hampered by the long-term injury to Harry Kane.
Pochettino was previously taken into account for the task and could be an ideal candidate if Solskjaer is shown the door this year.
Manchester United takes part in the Europa League, but can miss a European place if the results in the competition do not improve.
It is thought that some of their major sponsors, including adidas and Chevrolet, have built Champions League clauses into their large money contracts.
Mauricio Pochettino jokes that he wants to kick Paul Merson after he said & # 39; Arsenal will tear Tottenham to shreds & # 39; for the North London derby of Sunday
Mauricio Pochettino joked that he was Paul Merson wants to kick after the Arsenal legend claimed that his former side & # 39; [Rip9020]] Tottenham tears to pieces & # 39; in the north London Sunday derby.
Merson predicts an easy afternoon work for Arsenal when they face their fierce rivals at the weekend.
The former Arsenal winger told Sky Sports & # 39; The debate: & # 39; I think Arsenal will win the game very comfortably, 4-1.
& I think they will tear Tottenham to pieces. I think Spurs is struggling at the moment and if Arsenal gets to work, they can score a few.
& # 39; The Man City game has covered the cracks in Spurs, I think. & # 39; Pochettino was clearly not happy with Merson's comments.
When asked which player from Arsenal's history he wanted in his team, Pochettino replied: & # 39; Maybe against play? Yes, I want to play against Paul Merson. I'd like to kick him. & # 39;
Pochettino also upset rumors that he would quit his role as Tottenham boss after Sunday's derby.
But Pochettino said Friday: & I am not going to walk out after the North London derby. I'll be here Monday and Tuesday. Then my plan is to travel, but I'm not telling you where.
& # 39; I will be back in London on Friday for a meeting with Daniel and on the weekend I may see some national teams watching live and on Monday I prepare for the week.
& # 39; I'm not running away. I am not the type of person who sends a message via social media. & # 39;
Mauricio Pochettino defends his decision to drop contract rebel Christian Eriksen despite Tottenham & # 39; s shock loss to Newcastle
Mauricio Pochettino defended his decision to contract Christian rebel Christian dropping Eriksen despite Tottenham shock loss against Newcastle.
The Denmark international remained on the bench for the loss – and after the game, Pochettino refused to guarantee that Eriksen, who can leave for nothing next summer, would still be in the club after the European transfer deadline of upcoming Monday.
Tottenham had no creativity without Eriksen, who was introduced as a replacement for the second half.
But Pochettino said: I can't choose more than 11, we have a lot of players. If the result was 3-0, you wouldn't ask me that question. The players who are out are always good if you don't win. & # 39; When asked if Eriksen played his last match for the club, Pochettino added: & I don't know. It is so hard.
& # 39; We cannot resolve some situations, we knew that such a situation could happen. It's hard to handle. What can we do?
& # 39; The problem [with the contracts] is during the week that might affect [the players].
& # 39; Such situations occur in the Premier League. That is why you have to create a very good dynamic and strong team bond, and at that moment the situation in our group is still far, far away. & # 39;
Atletico Madrid will consider Mauricio Pochettino as their next manager, but former Tottenham boss keeps his Premier League options open
Atletico Madrid weighs it prospect of making a summer course for Mauricio Pochettino in case they say goodbye to Diego Simeone at the end of the season.
Simeone has been in charge of Atletico for eight years and at the time led a sustained period of success including a La Liga title, two Europa League victories and two runs to the Champions League -final.
But with his side languishing in the sixth in the Spanish top flight, the club are assessing their options for a change at the end of the campaign with a view to bringing in the former Tottenham boss according to the Daily Telegraph .
Pochettino has been out of management since November after being plundered by Spurs, but Atletico & # 39; s sports director Andrea Berta is impressed by his work in North London, where he established the White Hart Lane outfit as top four regulars in the Premier League , as well as guiding them to the Champions League final last season.
Berta may have to do something convincing to bring Pochettino to the Wanda Metropolitano, while the Argentinian is more interested in staying in the Premier League.
Pochettino was long ago and linked to Atletico & rivals Real Madrid, but because Zinedine Zidane had stabilized the ship on the Bernabeu to lead his side to the top of the La Liga standings, it seems like exit unlikely for the Frenchman.
A more likely destination for Pochettino in the summer might be Manchester United with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer struggling to bring the Red Devils back among the main challengers for the Premier League title, while he also worked for the top four.
After plundering by Spurs, Pochettino was directly connected to Bayern Munich, which is led by interim boss Hans-Dieter Flick.
But Flick has so far impressed the role of leading Bayern back to the top of the ta ble.
Pochettino poured cold water during a move to the Allianz Arena in January and stated that his next move would be to the Premier League or La Liga.
Quique Setien was the SIXTH choice of Barcelona after big names like Mauricio Pochettino and Massimiliano Allegri closed the opportunity to take over the leadership of Spanish giants
Barcelona is vacant offered leadership position to five other managers before bringing in Quique Setien last month.
The Catalan giants were looking for a new manager after rejecting Ernesto Valverde and finally decided the former Real Betis boss.
] But according to AS the appointment of Setien only came after Barcelona was rejected in their advances by candidates such as Mauricio Pochettino and Massimiliano Allegri.
report states that Barcelona's first substitute was Xavi, but their former midfielder rejected the role because he didn't think it was the right time to move.
That led them to another former player – Ronald Koeman – who was still working on his work with the Netherlands, especially with Euro 2020 on the horizon.
However, former Tottenham and Juventus managers Pochettino and Allegri also declined the claims of Barcelona despite not currently holding a managerial position.
Pochettino maintained very close ties with rivals Espanyol while Italy claimed to an Allegri that he would not shorten his sabbatical and return to management this season.
Barcelona B manager Francisco Garcia Pimienta was also considered before Setien was appointed on January 13.