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Pochettino Sacked by Spurs; Replaced by Jose Mourinho

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They must have someone ready to announce before the weekend. Strange timing otherwise

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1 minute ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Wasn't expecting that tbh, although Spurs have clearly struggled this season

Mad that a club like Spurs are sacking a manager a few months after reaching the Champions League final. However, their league form has been abysmal for nearly 12 months

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I’m massively shocked. But to be fair maybe the project has ran its course. Spurs will benefit from his 5 and half years for at least double that. Brilliant manager, just clearly struggled to motivate them this season. 

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Just now, LFCMike said:

They must have someone ready to announce before the weekend. Strange timing otherwise

Yup, Mourinho. 

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Just now, Storts said:

Yup, Mourinho. 

How do you feel about that?

On the one hand, it's Mourinho - he's a proven winner. On the other hand his football is so fucking painful for me to watch and at your best under Poch you played some really sexy stuff. But I guess winning > sexiness.

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Just now, LFCMadLad said:

Imagine swapping Poch for Mourinho xD

Must be fucking mad.

Not really imo. Think Mourinho could do well with this current team (should those mentioned renew their contracts). 

Its the cancer Mourinho leaves behind that Spurs need to be wary of. Just give him a 2 year deal. 

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1 minute ago, Cicero said:

Not really imo. Think Mourinho could do well with this current team (should those mentioned renew their contracts). 

Its the cancer Mourinho leaves behind that Spurs need to be wary of. Just give him a 2 year deal. 

Wonder if it'll be a short-term thing. End of season or end of 20/21 season...

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3 minutes ago, DeadLinesman said:

Well hello Poch :x

You should go with Steve Bruce instead, club connection and whatnot.

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1 minute ago, Stan said:

Wonder if it'll be a short-term thing. End of season or end of 20/21 season...

If Spurs give him anything beyond 2-3 years they deserve the inevitable disease Mourinho will cast at the club. 

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6 minutes ago, Storts said:

Yup, Mourinho. 

If true, that seems such a strange move after building long term under Poch to then go and bring in a manager that will look for the quick fix in a completely different style

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Genuinely shocked, thought he’d leave before they sack him. Looks like Levy has given in to players letting them down rather than Poch doing it. Mourinho coming in will be a massive lol in terms of style change but he could do a good job there 

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4 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

You should go with Steve Bruce instead, club connection and whatnot.

Nah, Mark Hughes mate.

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5 minutes ago, Cicero said:

Not really imo. Think Mourinho could do well with this current team (should those mentioned renew their contracts). 

Its the cancer Mourinho leaves behind that Spurs need to be wary of. Just give him a 2 year deal. 

I dunno, his style of footbal has become outdated in my opinion. Footbal has evolved into high press and counter press etc. Its all about speed ,movement and fluidity. Mourinho's style is way too rigid to be as successful as he once was. 

Just my opinion of course.

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Just now, DeadLinesman said:

Nah, Mark Hughes mate.

I'm honestly not sure which one would be worse to have as a manager xD

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Poch to United now surely? Honestly they will be the biggest bunch of rocks for brains in the entire world if they do not move heaven and earth for Poch

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2 minutes ago, Danny said:

Poch to United now surely? Honestly they will be the biggest bunch of rocks for brains in the entire world if they do not move heaven and earth for Poch

This is Ed Woodward and the Glazers. What do you think will happen xD

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1 minute ago, LFCMadLad said:

I dunno, his style of footbal has become outdated in my opinion. Footbal has evolved into high press and counter press etc. Its all about speed ,movement and fluidity. Mourinho's style is way too rigid to be as successful as he once was. 

Just my opinion of course.

I think Mourinho's football is appalling to watch, but his least successful spell was with Man Utd and he still won a Europa League. His football style would still work - I think the big problem with him is he's a chequebook manager & when you get the signings wrong when they're big and expensive... it goes really wrong & that's what happened with him at United imo.

It's another reason, though, why I'm not convinced he's the right fit for Spurs. Levy's not one to really open the chequebook probably as much as Mourinho would like.

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Man Utd and Real Madrid now in a race to sack their managers.

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15 minutes ago, LFCMike said:

Mad that a club like Spurs are sacking a manager a few months after reaching the Champions League final. 

This. 

He led them through their best run as a club...they may really regret this decision in a couple of year's time. 

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Just now, 6666 said:

Man Utd and Real Madrid now in a race to sack their managers.

If you're Poch there is only one destination if those two doors open.

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Can't help but feel Levy has done this to deflect from his own shortcomings - paint Pochettino as the problem rather than himself. With Spurs I get the impression things are a bit of a ticking time bomb - the players hearts not in it anymore (in many cases) with some of their more significant ones set to leave for nothing.

I said in the other thread that I think Pochettino leaving Spurs was probably the right natural step for everyone. It takes a special effort to over-achieve for a while like they have done. They need a rebuild in my opinion just to get back to where they were a couple of years ago and I think it's probably best somebody else undertakes that - Pochettino must have been seriously frustrated there.

I'm not really sure what they're intending to achieve by doing it now though. I do wonder if this is the job that Mourinho was alluding to.

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I can't write Mourinho off either. Totally lost his way at Man Utd but their problems run a lot deeper than the manager - as those before and after him have proven.

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