Premier League manager sticks his nose in on Pochettino debate

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Tottenham Hotspur have had to endure endless headlines about the futures of some of their key players as well as their manager this season.

The likes of Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen have little left on their respectively contracts, which has attracted talks of moves away.

But this biggest story overshadowing everything positive out of Tottenham at the moment is the Pochettino to Man United debate.

With United sacking Mourinho earlier this month and only appointing Solskjaer on an interim basis, many believe they are planning a move for Poch come the summer.

However, Tottenham are actually well above United in the standings at the moment, with the North London club up in second, and the Red Devils down in sixth.

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock has now needlessly weighed in on the debate, claiming that Poch should put aside his Spurs loyalty.

This seems strange coming from another Premier League manager, as the respectful thing to do would be to decline to comment on the future of a fellow gaffer.

Warnock said (SkySports): “You do feel guilty, loyalty-wise. You feel that you don’t want to let anybody down.

“But, I remember when I got promotion with Notts County, Chelsea offered me a job and I thought a lot about it, turned it down and got the sack six months later. So when people talk about loyalty, I think that is a load of bull.

“You have got to do what is right for you. There is a good time to leave a club and you have got to decide if that is the right time. Not just Pochettino, but any manager.

“The grass is not always greener. Sir Alex [Ferguson] knew when he left that the place was not the same. They’d lost a lot and no one has been able to put that back.

“It is still a big test for him [Pochettino]. Does he want that sort of challenge when he has got a new stadium and a squad he knows inside out?

“But Manchester United are one of the biggest clubs in the world and you don’t get that opportunity very often.

“He [Poch] just gets the best out of players,” Warnock said. “People talk about him not winning anything and when he finishes his career people will look back on that so it is important they do win something.

“But a good manager improves players and that is what he has done. They have got to get a little bit more ruthless against the top teams in the cups and in the league, but that is all that is missing.”

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  1. Warnock shut the f–k up and concentrait on managing that shit team you’ve got. It’s sod all to do with you regarding Poch. Why would he take a step backwards? You should be put out to pasture, well past your sell by date. Knob head.


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