Pochettino ready to quit Tottenham

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According to an updated version of Mauricio Pochettino’s autobiography, the Tottenham manager is ready to sensationally quit his job in North London.

Brave New World: Inside Pochettino’s Spurs was a behind-the-scenes tale, written by Guillem Balague, but with Poch’s words.

The book has now been newly published to feature one additional chapter about the 2017/18 season, where Spurs finished third behind the two Manchester clubs.

Tottenham also crashed out of both the Champions League and FA Cup in gutting circumstances, leading both ties comfortably before throwing them away.

Poch signed a new contract in May, but Balague implies that the manager wanted a big injection of new blood to go with it.

Tottenham would later become the first Premier League side in history not to sign a single player in the summer transfer window.

Pochettino is adamant that not buying players was the right decision though, so is he just towing the party line, or did he have a change of heart?

Read the book extract below!

“Mauricio had spent practically the whole season locked in his office solving matters of group management rather than helping the team in training. If no one was prepared to lend a hand, then the club would begin to stagnate.

“Levy had to do one of two things, either get rid of certain players and replace them with others who were good enough or look for another coach.

“The renewal of his contract at the end of May was the consequence of some tough, but totally necessary, conversations that took place and was an indication of how the club responded to his demands.

“It was now time to set about renewing the dream by bringing in a new energy in the shape of players of the highest possible calibre.

“The 2018-19 season would not be like the last. The club had to admit that it had made mistakes and they needed to learn from them. Bravery can sometimes be at its best when the accelerator is pressed to the floor.”

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  1. MOPO won’t win anything in N17. He knows it, we know it. At
    another club, he would most probably be backed to the hilt,
    with the funds to buy players he feels necessary to win titles,
    cups, etc.

    So, yes, he’ll be off. Spurs are a team of journeyman losers.
    He, it would appear, is a winner. He needs to prove it, however,
    and it won’t be with Spurs.

    He’s shown glimpses of great skill, as a man-manager; a coach
    who can improve players. He’s tough and uncompromising, but,
    in recent weeks and months, we’re beginning to see a sea-change
    in Pochettino’s language and body-language.
    Doubt, creeping in. Saying things which are patently untrue and
    unrealistic. ‘Bigging-up’ players who are clearly not pulling their
    weight and/or not playing for the team. We know who they are.

    Big Jan should be made captain. He’s a stand-out player, who could
    earn considerably more, elsewhere, but, in every game, he shows
    his class, his commitment and his loyalty.

    Another stand-out player is Lucas Moura. However, will he be given
    game time he obviously deserves. Because we didn’t get rid of
    players or buy new faces, to shake things up, we’ll stagnate, if we
    haven’t already. It’s a most unenviable record to have, that we’re the
    first team in Premier League history NOT to sign a player in the Summer
    transfer window. A bit of a joke; a laughing-stock; a signal that we’re
    NOT up for challenging the so-called ‘big-boys’. No aspiration. No ambition.

    Pochettino made it clear, he had to be backed by the club. The club didn’t
    do so, even though Pochettino has brought about change for the better. We
    have become a top four team. He was charged with bringing that about and
    did so.

    The challenge of winning something/anything however, is as far away as ever.
    A decade has come and gone, since we were successful in winning the league
    cup. We have a great manager, but not a great team. We still seem to hold to
    the old days, when it was seemingly ok to lose, whilst playing some brilliant stuff.

    Talking again about Lucas. He’s the only real success we’ve had in the transfer
    market, for some time. He and Eriksen are the only two players among many
    ‘duds’. Who the hell thought Nkoudou, Njie, Sissoko, Janssen, Llorente, Aurier,
    Soldado, Paulinho, Chiriches, Chadli, Fazio, Stambouli, Wimmer, et al, were players
    who could take us forward?? Another fine mess, etc.

    Between the years 2012-2017, our net spend was £1,000,000! Ambition, ambition, ambition!
    We either inject funds to fulfil our ambitions or we continue to inject placebos, pretending
    we’ve tried our damnedest, whilst actually working with ‘smoke and mirrors’, to confuse and
    confound.

    We can’t even get it right, whilst building a stadium, to take the club to new heights of
    ambition. Hopelessly late, hopelessly fucked-up by drug-fuelled workers. It is NOT good!
    It adds to the all-round disappointment, felt by those who CARE about the club! It is a
    disgrace among a myriad of disgraces! 850 Million build-costs are likely to rise to 1.2 billion!
    Another fuck-up! We are not getting anything right. This WILL fuck us up for another decade
    or more. Where will the necessary funds come from, to bring about change on the pitch?
    Good question, with no satisfactory answer, except that Joe Lewis/ENIC plc, sell the club to
    someone who will happily ‘splash-the-cash’, to engineer success.

    Eastenders, Sir Alan Sugar and Joe Lewis, have had their chance. Move over. Now we must
    look to America or Asia for a new saviour. COYS!!

  2. Well, Griffin…seeing as you obviously know how to do MoPo and Last Minute Levy’s job better than they do….when MoPo quits…you can go take his job and fix it all .

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