Tottenham have fired Mauricio Pochettino and some Arsenal fans want him to replace Unai Emery.
Don’t get me wrong, Mauricio Pochettino is a good manager, he got that lot to the Champions League final but the idea that he can replace Unai Emery is beyond parody.
Is this tribal? You damn right it is.
If he was the only top-flight manager available then fair enough, I may consider it in extremis but he is not.
I just did 21 articles on potential Unai replacements and there were a ton of managers there with a far better record than the Argentine. I covered managers like Allegri, Mourinho, Benitez, Ancelotti and so on.
Why would we want a former manager of Tottenham?
Yes, it would be funny as hell to have him in charge and go to the Tottenham stadium and beat them but that is about it.
This is not something I would ever be happy with, even Mourinho would be better.
Anyway, here is a sample of fans, including some high profile ones calling for Pochettino.
BREAKING: Pochettino fired by Tottenham. Arsenal should sign him immediately… pic.twitter.com/eea9DKF7dl
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 19, 2019
Arsenal should immediately sack Emery, hire Pochettino and launch the greatest revenge mission in football history
— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) November 19, 2019
Hopefully it ended badly enough that Pochettino would consider moving to Arsenal. I don’t care that he hasn’t won anything yet. He took fucking Spurs to a Champions League final. He’s an elite manager.
— Paddy (@VieiraPaddy) November 19, 2019
Would 100% have Pochettino as Arsenal manager.
— James Dall (@JamesDall_) November 19, 2019
I'm on my knees @Arsenal appoint POCHETTINO
— K² (@OzilesqueMagic) November 19, 2019
There are literally hundreds more.
I am shaking my head in disbelief, where is the pride in these people?
I am sorry but I feel very very strong about this. For me, this is never never never and there are no circumstances that I will change my mind. None.