Please! Could Arsenal land Spurs boss Pochettino?

There is talk on social media linking Claudio Ranieri with a surprise move to Tottenham Hotspur this summer, leading to speculation on the future of current boss Mauricio Pochettino.

You would have to be living under a rock if you hadn’t heard the news that Arsene Wenger is quitting the club after more than two decades in charge, and the Gunners are believed to be actively seeking out his replacement.

There is talk that Massimiliano Allegri is high on our radar, with those reports boosted by the Italian supposedly deciding to manage elsewhere after the campaign.

Further speculation has led to the possibility of Poch moving to the Old Lady, which would free Allegri to join us, but I would much rather we land the Argentine instead, which would bring our noisy neighbours back to reality for a while.

Whether we would be able to prise him away from Tottenham or not is another story, but what a coup that would be.

These stories linking us with the capture of Liverpool’s assistant manager are not filling me with an ounce of hope for a better Arsenal in the near future, and there has to be better and more experienced options available to take over from our long-serving boss?

Would you take Pochettino from Spurs? Would he be the best available option if he was to quit Tottenham?

Pat J


  1. gotanidea says:

    I like Pochettino’s style, but I don’t think he would move to an archrival club. Allegri is also in his comfort zone after winning the Serie A again, hence the chance of him becoming an Arsenal manager is slim

    The possible candidates would be the unattached people, such as Tuchel, Buvac, Lehmann, Mertesacker, Jardim, Emery, Enrique, Arteta, Henry, Vieira, Bergkamp

  2. Chizzy Nigeria says:

    This is crazy talk. Poaching a rival coach directly, I don’t think it would ever happen. Plus I don’t rate Poch that highly. I think he’s doing the best he can with this Tottenham team which is still zero trophies. Allegri all the way

    1. Naija Jollof says:

      Well said nwanne

  3. John says:

    It looks like Arsenal is going to be run by a three person committee ………with a new young coach…….possibly a former player…….

    1. Rudy Garcia fan says:

      If it’s Raul and Sven deciding on signings, it could be great.
      I hope it’s not Gazidis who’s going to be in charge of everything.

  4. Grimlar says:

    Pochettino has previously stated that there are certain clubs that he will never manage, specifically rivals of the clubs he has already managed. So I think it would be very unlikely that Pochettino would ever consider managing Arsenal.
    Its a shame we didnt get him when he left Southampton, but thats long gone.

    1. Break-on-through says:

      I reckon Mourinho would make that Tott team a true title contender, or could’ve more like. Simeone too. A ball playing manager can only do so much with that team, they aren’t as hot as people make out. I’ve seen Wenger get hammered after better seasons than they’ve had. Poch is a good judge of character, not a great judge though, and same can be said for spotting gifted players, he’s not great at it ..just good.

      I wouldn’t want Poch, I’d expect there to be much better managers for us to aim for. Poch is maybe the best Tott can hope for, but we are The Arsenal FC.

  5. Pablo Picasso says:

    There is no story here. Poch can not come to Arsenal directly from Spurs. The only team likely to prize him away is Real Madrid and he will probably take Kane there with him after next season.

    Once that new Manager already so that we move on from all this gossip.

  6. jod says:

    As Spurs supporter I wouldn’t normally advise you on your managerial appointments. However since there isn’t a cat in hell’s chance of it actually happening I can safely say that the man you should appoint is Sean Dyche. Give him a remit of bringing back the steel and discipline you had under Graham but lost under Wenger, also tell him to sort out your academy and establish why your youth players seem to get so far then plateau. As I said no chance of it actually happening, its not fashionable to appoint British managers (although the number in the premier league is creeping up). The funny thing is when Wenger was appointed it was foreign managers that weren’t fashionable. No chance of getting Pochettino by the way.

    1. Pablo Picasso says:

      Thank you Jod for your recommendations and valid opinion.

      1 question, what has Dyche or Poch actually won to be considered as new Arsenal manager?

      As Arsenal fans we have the right to bush Wenger but for teams with Managers yet to win anything in decades I don’t think you should even make any recommendations (I cant believe you want us to go back to the Graham times).

      Convince yourselves all you want that you are moving forward by piping us to the top 4 recently but until you even win a mickey mouse trophy your team and Manager will be seen as under achievers.

      No Dyche, Poch, or any experimental manager we need proven winners like Allegri / Anchelote / Enrique / Jardim to take us back to the promise land.

    2. Roachie says:

      What are you doing on here if your a spurs fan?

      1. Break-on-through says:

        Saying hello to some pals, I used the Enigma machine on his comments, and to my surprise it revealed a hidden message. Message said ..what up fellow trolls, good job.. AFC in decline, keep up good work Jon RKW Constantin and co.

        Fans take their trolling very serious these days, you effect the mood of a small group, and that can spread like a pox. But this is a bit much, even for spuds, …and if yous were believing me there for any of that, my god, god bless ya, you are a gullible one.

    3. Roachie says:

      Tell you what, when Pochettino goes to Real with Kane you can have Dyche!!

  7. Mati says:

    What has Pochettino achieved? He is a decent manager, better than Wenger at the moment, but Arsenal should aim higher.

  8. ThirdManJW says:

    I’ve been very impressed with Pochettino. Okay, he hasn’t won a trophy yet, but he has really improved Spurs, and would be leaving the club in a much better position from what it was when he first arrived, if he were to leave this summer.

    But there are better managers out there, and we should be targeting them. Any one of Ancelotti, Allegri, or Simeone, and I’ll be delighted.

    1. Mwsupporter says:

      I do wish people would not mention Simeone, his style is completely anti football and not the way our club should go.

  9. Maks says:

    Pochettino himself has said a year ago that he would never accept call from Arsenal or Barca, and thats a greta info frackng to bits this funny article.
    Arsenal would never accept him. and
    When he is so great why 5pur2 will never win anything?

  10. Ackshay says:

    off topic wenger said kocielny will have surgery and miss around 6 months. one positive is that the surgery will heal the constant inflammation of the achilles that has plagued koscielny for more than a year.
    Wenger: “The recovery will be full because the advantage of surgery is that it heals the inflammation.”
    Koscielny had to have surgery at one point to fix his chronic achilles pains but didnt do it to avoid losing months to recovery. We will see a fully healed koscielny in december and hopefully to his top level as it was evident the pain was hampering his ability which had been bad this season.

  11. Pablo Picasso says:


    Any info on Bramal’s performance on his loan spell? Is he another Jenkinson or does he have a future at the club?

    1. stubill says:

      5 league, 2 FA Cup and 1 EFL appearance for a club struggling in the lower half of the championship, so not great I would think.

  12. Sue says:

    Where the hell did this come from??!! And why is a spud on here??!! ?

    1. Admin says:

      We all know Spuds aren’t allowed but the man wasn’t disrespectful….

      1. xxnofx says:

        Rather read what he said compared to some of the fans on here we have to put with

  13. Roachie says:

    Allegri has come in to 5/4 with the bookies and they’re not stupid

  14. Innit says:

    I thought the symbol at the top of the page of a potato with line through it meant “No Spuds allowed”. I thought potato referenced Spurs fans, not actual potatoes

    Why is a Spurs fan here?

      1. Break-on-through says:


  15. garfield says:

    Sometime it is good to come here to see what the average thinker are thinking and saying about to present situation at Arsenal pertaining to who should be our new head coach

  16. Samuel Akinsola Adebosin says:

    Only God knows which new manager Arsenal will appoint to take over from Le Boss. But whoever be the new Gunners boss the club hierarchy will appoint, let him first be within the age of 35 – 38 years old who has a strong character, well disciplined, physically strong and mental strong too. And he should be a winner of major Titles domestically and externally preferably as a top club coach or as a top former player who has retired from playing football and has all the necessary coaching badges.

    Alternatively, if getting a manager to appoint as the new Gunners boss is proving hard for the Arsenal board, I advice they should cool it for the time being and suspend the exercise till further notice. So that they don’t make the mistake of appointing the person who will not take the Gunners to the promised land of winning the Premier League Title next season. e.g. Mikel Arteta who has just started to learn the coaching trade under Pep Guardiola’s guidance. But the AFC board can appoint Steve Bould to the role of an interim manager pending when they can appoint a substantive person to the role. But if Steve Boulders does very well in Arsenal summer friendlies and begin next season’s campaign on a bright note by winning the first 8 Arsenal games of the new campaign on the run in the PL, the onus will be on him to continue as the temporary Gunners boss at least up to December to see if he can be allowed by the AFC board to continue managing the Gunners but if he continues winning.

    1. Will says:

      So what you’re saying is that we have just got rid of Wenger because we are sick of being a club always a few parts missing from being the finished article and are disenfranchised by the owners for allowing us to slide into mediocrity but then we should experiment with our next manager by appointing someone with zero managerial experience?

      You do realise how fed up the fans are? Anything less than a proven world class coach/manager is going to result in more apathy and more empty seats next season. In my opinion anything less than Tuchel/Allegri/Lowe/Enrique will result in more fan unrest.

      Imagine the reaction from our fans if we appoint Viera, Bould or Arteta and we struggle in our first 5 games!

      We are Arsenal one of the biggest clubs in the world with the ability to pay up to £11m a year for a manager – we should not be struggling to attract a world class manager and resorting to an unproven former player.

      Absolutely ridiculous comment!!

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      2. Break-on-through says:

        More like ageism, Wenger was right when he said he was being treated unfairly over his age. That should not come into it, it should be competence alone, who cares how young or how old so long as the team is competently contending. If we had won the Europa and finished within ten points off man city. Wenger would be here next season, so people harping on about his age are acting like their shoe size.

    2. jon fox says:

      Samuel, old son , you are not thinking straight. What you propose has not a prayer of either happening or of being acceptable to us fans. The board are aware of this and will never appoint Bould. We need an interim manager like we need Wenger back! Not at all. No way! It is a dead duck!

  17. Trudeau says:

    Pochettino is lauded for doing for three years what Wenger was slated for doing for ten years (before the latest FA Cup wins). Top four football on a limited transfer kitty and no trophies.


    1. Naija Jollof says:


  18. Kumagaya says:

    That pochettino guy is modest but nit good enough. He lacks the anver and sucker punch to clinch title. He will always hover around top 4 at best. Dont need him

  19. jon fox says:

    It is pure fantasy to even consider a remote possibility of Poch coming here. Surely we ALL know that? It just is NOT going to ever happen, so why waste time on a non story!

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