I would rather be an Arsenal tea-lady than manage Tottenham!

Said no person ever lol. This title is simply a parody of all the headlines about Mauriccio Pochettino declaring that he would rather work on a farm than manage Arsenal or Barcelona. He famously said: “I am so clear: I am never going to be manager of Barcelona or Arsenal because I am so identified with Tottenham and Espanyol,”

“I grew up in Newell’s Old Boys and will never manage Rosario Central. I prefer to work on my farm in Argentina than in some places.

“But my commitment is massive in this club. I am working like I am going to be here forever. But in the end, it is like the players, you never know what is going to happen in football.

“Tomorrow Daniel [Levy, the Tottenham chairman] could have a bad night and say, ‘Oh I am going to sack Mauricio.’ And then I look stupid saying I am not going to work in one place or another.

“You never know in football. That is the problem. It is a very unstable situation.”

So here is an interesting question; Would Arsenal fans want Pochettino to take over the managers job at the Emirates when Wenger leaves?



  1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    We already have a manager that can’t win a major trophy. Replacing him with another one would be futile.

    The dude is basking in small club syndrome. If he was held to task would he really be able to justify his skill set as he still hasn’t got spuds to a major trophy even though he could and should have – LCFC won the league on his watch and he came third in that race……

  2. gotanidea says:

    I like his management style, but he already announced that he will not manage Arsenal. There are other managers that I feel could be suitable for Arsenal:
    – Guardiola.
    – Pellegrini.
    – Allegri.
    – Enrique.
    – Arteta.

    1. Cheadle says:

      Pochettino seems a decent fellow but I think its too easy to get under his skin and all this talk of no trophies is bound to irritate him even more.

      The awkward thing is that he seems the perfect fit for Post-Wenger Arsenal (never mind his mouthing off about farms in Argentina) he has Premier league experience and Arsenal have Champions league experience. Plus Spurs will have to cash in on their “Major Assets” pretty soon…. its inevitable, its just the way football works.

      At Real Madrid however you need to be of a certain stripe to work over there; thick skinned, unemotional and undiplomatic basically you can’t be a nice guy!!. The club will get rid of any and every coach whether you win trophies or not. You can have a stellar Season and be jobless six months later plus there is always the possibility of a poor start which would of course get you sacked before mid season.

      Zidane has won liga and three Champions leagues, super cup and world club cup and six months later fans are calling him names. Seems they adored him more when he was not the manager, that’s Madrid for you. At least Z is being touted for France and as a Real Madrid Alum he is fully aware that Real Madrid managers get the limelight, the big players the trophies and eventually they get the sack! That’s how they work.

    2. dragunov762mm says:

      How about Zidane?

  3. barryglik says:

    I would not mind at all.
    He is 45 a similar age
    to Wenger in 1996
    when he joined Arsenal.
    He has PL and ECL experience.
    Playing away from home all season.
    He is brave ambitious and his teams are exciting to watch.
    Not happening of course.
    He will take Spurs to the new stadium
    and then be snapped up by a big European outfit.
    Spurs have soooo many games to play.
    They won’t win anything and top 4
    is at great risk now. But maybe it’s all about
    transitioning to the new stadium
    holding on to Kane Erickson Ali and Son
    and replacing Vertonghen and Rose

  4. barryglik says:

    I fully admit to being wrong about
    Auba playing for Dortmund today.
    What a risk playing a want away
    29 year old they value at around 60m!!!
    It’s like they were feeling the pressure coming on
    so took a risk to transfer some of that pressure back on to Arsenal.
    But still what if he got injured?
    Did it work? Who would know?
    Still a long 99 hours to go.

    1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      Is he not 28 though? Pedantic on my part but in this era of FM18 does that not change the landscape compared to how you present the picture?

      1. barryglik says:

        28yrs, 7 months ten days
        5 hours nine minutes 7 seconds 🙂

        1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

          No I really do get what you are saying. Except that he would finish this season a year younger than you implied. That’s a whole extra year out of a £50m+ player and that does change the landscape significantly.

          1. barryglik says:

            The landscape can really
            only change if he performs
            at the level we require.
            Lacazette at 26 still has time
            Auba would be cutting the window fine
            and at 60mill transfer fee plus 20 mill
            in salary over 4 and 1/2 years is it worth it?
            Especially when we just signed Laca fo 46m?
            Selling or straight swap for Laca would suit me better.
            Giroud in the mix could sway the deal.

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  6. John Ibrahim says:

    wheres Kev=Resources who claim is a done deal and hes getting his medical on Monday?

    1. Leeroysgooners says:

      Hahaha love it where is kev where is kev we all scream…. we really need know your iTK knowledge you always seem to not know what’s going on lmfao

  7. Phil says:

    Porch has never won anything.He is a media darling with the press for winning nothing.If he does eventually get the opportunity to finally manage a big club what will be on his resume?I have never managed a big club and I have never won anything.We would never in a million years appoint a Secialist in Failure would we?

    1. Abel says:

      Like I keep saying, wenger is not the problem. Any Manager you bring in to Arsenal will likely do worse than Wenger! Why? Because Arsenal I unique and the manager will work under specified board restrictions an would either quit or be sacked cos results would not be at par with what Wenger achieved. If Pep were such a great fit for Arsenal, where would he get £174M to spend on just defenders? In a defence that already had £32M Mangala, £50M Stones, and £32M Otamendi (all recent acquisitions)
      Wenger knows the system already and is able to adapt. He can do better of course but no manager on our wishlist has a magic wand to wave and win us the league an champions league.

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