Tottenham sack manager ahead of Saints game

Daily Echo: Andre Villas-Boas Andre Villas-Boas

Tottenham have confirmed the sacking of manager Andre Villas-Boas.

The Premier League club, who travel to St Mary’s to face Saints on Sunday, announced the news on their official website, a day after their 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool.

That loss appears to have been the final straw for the White Hart Lane board, with the club saying in a brief statement: "The club can announce that agreement has been reached with Head Coach, Andre Villas-Boas, for the termination of his services.

"The decision was by mutual consent and in the interests of all parties."

After the humiliation by Liverpool, which followed a 6-0 drubbing by Manchester City last month, Villas-Boas had insisted that he would not quit.

The 36-year-old said: "The call to make that decision is not mine, because obviously I won't resign and I'm not a quitter.

"The only thing I can do is work hard with the players to get them back on track.

"This is a top-four squad but in our Premier League form we are not there."

Spurs are currently seventh in the table, two points ahead of Manchester United, and won their Europa League group with a 100 per cent record, scoring 15 goals and conceding just two in six games.

Villas-Boas also had a good record overall as Tottenham manager, averaging 1.83 points per league match, the highest of all Spurs bosses in the Premier League era.

The Portuguese manager did however spend heavily over the summer, to the tune of £108million with seven new players coming in as Tottenham reinvested Gareth Bale's enormous transfer fee.

A bright start in the Premier League was not maintained however and it appears the manner of the defeats by City and Liverpool proved too much for Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and the board.

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11:13am Mon 16 Dec 13

Confucious says...

Blimey - good or bad for us then?
Blimey - good or bad for us then? Confucious

11:18am Mon 16 Dec 13

St Mark says...

This looks like a home banker, doesn't it? There is always that chance of the dead dog bounce after a thrashing and a sacking but I think we have the power to keep the dead dog down, boost our goal difference and get our Rickie and Ossie on the score sheet. Come on you Saints!
This looks like a home banker, doesn't it? There is always that chance of the dead dog bounce after a thrashing and a sacking but I think we have the power to keep the dead dog down, boost our goal difference and get our Rickie and Ossie on the score sheet. Come on you Saints! St Mark

11:25am Mon 16 Dec 13

SouthLondonSaint says...

I'm not sure I was quietly confident going into the spurs game but this could give them a positive rebound... Let's hope not :) 3-1
I'm not sure I was quietly confident going into the spurs game but this could give them a positive rebound... Let's hope not :) 3-1 SouthLondonSaint

11:28am Mon 16 Dec 13

mack chinnon says...

If only Pompey had waited.
If only Pompey had waited. mack chinnon

11:49am Mon 16 Dec 13

donni1437 says...

****, bloody typical they fire him before the saints game.
****, bloody typical they fire him before the saints game. donni1437

11:56am Mon 16 Dec 13

redsnapper says...

Even worse look what the Telegrot is writing:-

Tottenham must now decide whether to appoint an interim boss such as Fabio Capello, Guus Hiddink or Glenn Hoddle, or immediately look for a new full-time boss. Swansea’s Michael Laudrup, Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino and FC Basel’s Murat Yakin are all candidates.

............I guess this is the start of 6 weeks of daft speculation with the transfer window rumours included. Time to turn off SS till Feb.
Even worse look what the Telegrot is writing:- Tottenham must now decide whether to appoint an interim boss such as Fabio Capello, Guus Hiddink or Glenn Hoddle, or immediately look for a new full-time boss. Swansea’s Michael Laudrup, Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino and FC Basel’s Murat Yakin are all candidates. ............I guess this is the start of 6 weeks of daft speculation with the transfer window rumours included. Time to turn off SS till Feb. redsnapper

12:06pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Churchill Saint says...

Confucious wrote:
Blimey - good or bad for us then?
Good for us, me thinks. I doubt very much they will have a new manager in by Sunday, so their players will have not be giving that little bit extra to impress the new incumbent. With a bit of luck they will be deflated and disorganised. Add to that Paulino will be suspended unless they successfully appeal his red card, and they have a cup game in midweek. So, on paper its the best time to play them.
I think our best starting 11 currently fit is: Gazza, Chambers, Lovren, Fonte, Luke, Davis, MS, Cork, Lalla, J-Rod and Rickie.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Blimey - good or bad for us then?[/p][/quote]Good for us, me thinks. I doubt very much they will have a new manager in by Sunday, so their players will have not be giving that little bit extra to impress the new incumbent. With a bit of luck they will be deflated and disorganised. Add to that Paulino will be suspended unless they successfully appeal his red card, and they have a cup game in midweek. So, on paper its the best time to play them. I think our best starting 11 currently fit is: Gazza, Chambers, Lovren, Fonte, Luke, Davis, MS, Cork, Lalla, J-Rod and Rickie. Churchill Saint

12:28pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Confucious says...

Capello seems to be the bookies favourite and 'arry the fans favourite.

Hopefully, they'll have no-one in place by Sunday - although they looked like headless chickens anyway yesterday.

Oh well - pluck 'em!
Capello seems to be the bookies favourite and 'arry the fans favourite. Hopefully, they'll have no-one in place by Sunday - although they looked like headless chickens anyway yesterday. Oh well - pluck 'em! Confucious

12:46pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Dave Juson says...

I'm not sure if this is good news for us, or bad news for us? Or something in between?
I thought you all might appreciate my expert input on the matter?
I'm not sure if this is good news for us, or bad news for us? Or something in between? I thought you all might appreciate my expert input on the matter? Dave Juson

12:49pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Dave Juson says...

Confucious wrote:
Capello seems to be the bookies favourite and 'arry the fans favourite.

Hopefully, they'll have no-one in place by Sunday - although they looked like headless chickens anyway yesterday.

Oh well - pluck 'em!
There's no advantage for us in bringing 'Arry back to White Hart Lane, he won't have anything like enough time to get the players out of condition, never mind bankrupt Spurs with his transfer dealings.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Capello seems to be the bookies favourite and 'arry the fans favourite. Hopefully, they'll have no-one in place by Sunday - although they looked like headless chickens anyway yesterday. Oh well - pluck 'em![/p][/quote]There's no advantage for us in bringing 'Arry back to White Hart Lane, he won't have anything like enough time to get the players out of condition, never mind bankrupt Spurs with his transfer dealings. Dave Juson

1:04pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

redsnapper wrote:
Even worse look what the Telegrot is writing:-

Tottenham must now decide whether to appoint an interim boss such as Fabio Capello, Guus Hiddink or Glenn Hoddle, or immediately look for a new full-time boss. Swansea’s Michael Laudrup, Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino and FC Basel’s Murat Yakin are all candidates.

............I guess this is the start of 6 weeks of daft speculation with the transfer window rumours included. Time to turn off SS till Feb.
Fear ye not, can't see Poch disrupting a successful project for one that wont last unless he brings immediate success. If either Manc club, Arsenal, Chelsea, Madrid or Barca came in for him then I would worry.
[quote][p][bold]redsnapper[/bold] wrote: Even worse look what the Telegrot is writing:- Tottenham must now decide whether to appoint an interim boss such as Fabio Capello, Guus Hiddink or Glenn Hoddle, or immediately look for a new full-time boss. Swansea’s Michael Laudrup, Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino and FC Basel’s Murat Yakin are all candidates. ............I guess this is the start of 6 weeks of daft speculation with the transfer window rumours included. Time to turn off SS till Feb.[/p][/quote]Fear ye not, can't see Poch disrupting a successful project for one that wont last unless he brings immediate success. If either Manc club, Arsenal, Chelsea, Madrid or Barca came in for him then I would worry. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

1:11pm Mon 16 Dec 13

andoru says...

I think this will work well for us. Their 'bounce back' game will be the League Cup match mid-week, then back to normal mentality for the weekend. Of course, if they bring in a major manager it might change things, but I can't see them troubling us too much. So long as out boys do what we know they can do, this game is ours for the taking. At least, it better be because my mate at work is a Spurs fan and he's been given permission for the first time this season to go out and watch them at the pub with me. I hope to make his evening as miserable as possible.
I think this will work well for us. Their 'bounce back' game will be the League Cup match mid-week, then back to normal mentality for the weekend. Of course, if they bring in a major manager it might change things, but I can't see them troubling us too much. So long as out boys do what we know they can do, this game is ours for the taking. At least, it better be because my mate at work is a Spurs fan and he's been given permission for the first time this season to go out and watch them at the pub with me. I hope to make his evening as miserable as possible. andoru

1:17pm Mon 16 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

redsnapper wrote:
Even worse look what the Telegrot is writing:-

Tottenham must now decide whether to appoint an interim boss such as Fabio Capello, Guus Hiddink or Glenn Hoddle, or immediately look for a new full-time boss. Swansea’s Michael Laudrup, Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino and FC Basel’s Murat Yakin are all candidates.

............I guess this is the start of 6 weeks of daft speculation with the transfer window rumours included. Time to turn off SS till Feb.
Pompey manager not in the running eh?
[quote][p][bold]redsnapper[/bold] wrote: Even worse look what the Telegrot is writing:- Tottenham must now decide whether to appoint an interim boss such as Fabio Capello, Guus Hiddink or Glenn Hoddle, or immediately look for a new full-time boss. Swansea’s Michael Laudrup, Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino and FC Basel’s Murat Yakin are all candidates. ............I guess this is the start of 6 weeks of daft speculation with the transfer window rumours included. Time to turn off SS till Feb.[/p][/quote]Pompey manager not in the running eh? DisplacedFan

1:36pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Little Hitler says...

redsnapper wrote:
Even worse look what the Telegrot is writing:- Tottenham must now decide whether to appoint an interim boss such as Fabio Capello, Guus Hiddink or Glenn Hoddle, or immediately look for a new full-time boss. Swansea’s Michael Laudrup, Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino and FC Basel’s Murat Yakin are all candidates. ............I guess this is the start of 6 weeks of daft speculation with the transfer window rumours included. Time to turn off SS till Feb.
Utter nonsense...

1. I doubt Spuds would have the balls to make an approach to NC; and

2. If they did, MoPo would have to be a lunatic to ditch the most upwardly mobile outfit in England to join a club which is, quite frankly, a bit of a circus.

In summary, there is no way he will leave us. Spurs would be a step back, this is something that will be demonstrated on Sunday.
[quote][p][bold]redsnapper[/bold] wrote: Even worse look what the Telegrot is writing:- Tottenham must now decide whether to appoint an interim boss such as Fabio Capello, Guus Hiddink or Glenn Hoddle, or immediately look for a new full-time boss. Swansea’s Michael Laudrup, Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino and FC Basel’s Murat Yakin are all candidates. ............I guess this is the start of 6 weeks of daft speculation with the transfer window rumours included. Time to turn off SS till Feb.[/p][/quote]Utter nonsense... 1. I doubt Spuds would have the balls to make an approach to NC; and 2. If they did, MoPo would have to be a lunatic to ditch the most upwardly mobile outfit in England to join a club which is, quite frankly, a bit of a circus. In summary, there is no way he will leave us. Spurs would be a step back, this is something that will be demonstrated on Sunday. Little Hitler

1:42pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Mush On The Beach says...

I suspected AVB was going to get sacked but thought it might be after the St Marys result. I seem to remember we got Hoddle sacked after beating them at The Lane.
This proves again that you cannot integrate too many players into a team at the same time and expect instant results. Baldini and Levy are also culpable in this perceived failure but who gives a t0ss? 3 points to Saints, bet your house on it.
I suspected AVB was going to get sacked but thought it might be after the St Marys result. I seem to remember we got Hoddle sacked after beating them at The Lane. This proves again that you cannot integrate too many players into a team at the same time and expect instant results. Baldini and Levy are also culpable in this perceived failure but who gives a t0ss? 3 points to Saints, bet your house on it. Mush On The Beach

2:14pm Mon 16 Dec 13

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

We have BEATEN SPUDS before and will do so again next Sunday.

They are in disarray and we will take the FIGHT to them and WIN. Should be a good day out starting with a few beers before the kick off.

WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON.

RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRMY.

COYS
We have BEATEN SPUDS before and will do so again next Sunday. They are in disarray and we will take the FIGHT to them and WIN. Should be a good day out starting with a few beers before the kick off. WE ARE THE MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON. RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRMY. COYS REDARMYRULETHESOUTH

2:23pm Mon 16 Dec 13

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Bet Chelski fans are smiling , The way we are playing , manager or no manager will save them COYR , We have the players / guidance and stamina to stuff the Cockerel like a TURKEY ...
Bet Chelski fans are smiling , The way we are playing , manager or no manager will save them COYR , We have the players / guidance and stamina to stuff the Cockerel like a TURKEY ... SPIKEISLANDTRADER

2:55pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
redsnapper wrote:
Even worse look what the Telegrot is writing:-

Tottenham must now decide whether to appoint an interim boss such as Fabio Capello, Guus Hiddink or Glenn Hoddle, or immediately look for a new full-time boss. Swansea’s Michael Laudrup, Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino and FC Basel’s Murat Yakin are all candidates.

............I guess this is the start of 6 weeks of daft speculation with the transfer window rumours included. Time to turn off SS till Feb.
Fear ye not, can't see Poch disrupting a successful project for one that wont last unless he brings immediate success. If either Manc club, Arsenal, Chelsea, Madrid or Barca came in for him then I would worry.
Spurs can take a running jump if they think they will get Poch. No way in the world he is going!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redsnapper[/bold] wrote: Even worse look what the Telegrot is writing:- Tottenham must now decide whether to appoint an interim boss such as Fabio Capello, Guus Hiddink or Glenn Hoddle, or immediately look for a new full-time boss. Swansea’s Michael Laudrup, Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino and FC Basel’s Murat Yakin are all candidates. ............I guess this is the start of 6 weeks of daft speculation with the transfer window rumours included. Time to turn off SS till Feb.[/p][/quote]Fear ye not, can't see Poch disrupting a successful project for one that wont last unless he brings immediate success. If either Manc club, Arsenal, Chelsea, Madrid or Barca came in for him then I would worry.[/p][/quote]Spurs can take a running jump if they think they will get Poch. No way in the world he is going! Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child

3:12pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

mack chinnon wrote:
If only Pompey had waited.
Genius, Mack!

Come On The Gas!
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: If only Pompey had waited.[/p][/quote]Genius, Mack! Come On The Gas! Strasbourg Saint

3:15pm Mon 16 Dec 13

ghk230473 says...

As predicted yesterday ;)

Levy is going thru managers from all back grounds and experiences, does he know what he wants? Spuds are of a similar size club to us, probably over achieved even with bale last season as the standard and challengers weren't there, this season it's much tighter. Part of your strength is to know your limits, that's why I'll be more than happy if we finish top 10, I'm predicting 8th though. We are on the right path however unless we increase our ground capacity we need to heavily rely on our accademy.
As predicted yesterday ;) Levy is going thru managers from all back grounds and experiences, does he know what he wants? Spuds are of a similar size club to us, probably over achieved even with bale last season as the standard and challengers weren't there, this season it's much tighter. Part of your strength is to know your limits, that's why I'll be more than happy if we finish top 10, I'm predicting 8th though. We are on the right path however unless we increase our ground capacity we need to heavily rely on our accademy. ghk230473

3:23pm Mon 16 Dec 13

westfordUSAsaints says...

Spurs are in total disarray, last year they were outstanding as a team with Bale, pushing for the top 4. This year, I've watched them a few times, they are terrible, no threat going forward and really terrible to watch. Yesterday they were simply awful against Liverpool. The stands were emptying at 0-3.

Can't see anyone will be able to get in there by Sunday and turn them around to threaten us.

MoPo won't go, and certainly not by Sunday.
Spurs are in total disarray, last year they were outstanding as a team with Bale, pushing for the top 4. This year, I've watched them a few times, they are terrible, no threat going forward and really terrible to watch. Yesterday they were simply awful against Liverpool. The stands were emptying at 0-3. Can't see anyone will be able to get in there by Sunday and turn them around to threaten us. MoPo won't go, and certainly not by Sunday. westfordUSAsaints

4:19pm Mon 16 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

The Referee for Sunday is Chris Foy. As if we didn't have enough problems!
The Referee for Sunday is Chris Foy. As if we didn't have enough problems! OSPREYSAINT

4:25pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Alicesdad says...

Hoddle was a bad boy in a past life so he won't get the job.
Hiddink is too good for them.
Fabio is getting paid too much by Specsavers so he's out of the picture.
Maybe B&Q will jump in and buy the club,,, they're good with DIY ? (... thats an anagram joke and will probably be banned).

Surely a shoe in for Nigel Adkins ? I think he deserves better though, in any event he will be back in the Premiership next season anyway with Reading.
Hoddle was a bad boy in a past life so he won't get the job. Hiddink is too good for them. Fabio is getting paid too much by Specsavers so he's out of the picture. Maybe B&Q will jump in and buy the club,,, they're good with DIY ? (... thats an anagram joke and will probably be banned). Surely a shoe in for Nigel Adkins ? I think he deserves better though, in any event he will be back in the Premiership next season anyway with Reading. Alicesdad

4:30pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Alicesdad says...

Barry Bucknell was another DIY expert.. is he available?
Barry Bucknell was another DIY expert.. is he available? Alicesdad

4:32pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Alicesdad says...

Kevin Mcloud, Grand Designs - yet more DIY wisdom going spare .....
Kevin Mcloud, Grand Designs - yet more DIY wisdom going spare ..... Alicesdad

4:36pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Alicesdad says...

My apologies, Barry Bucknell passed away ten years ago so is not available for selection.

That just leaves Kevin McLoud. I bet he would work wonders on those stands !! New Roof , maybe a pool, solar powered floodlights, used to dealing with poor showers. Dead cert !!
My apologies, Barry Bucknell passed away ten years ago so is not available for selection. That just leaves Kevin McLoud. I bet he would work wonders on those stands !! New Roof , maybe a pool, solar powered floodlights, used to dealing with poor showers. Dead cert !! Alicesdad

4:43pm Mon 16 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Zola quits Watford, perhaps a job at White Hart Lane beckons, they are short of programme sellers.
Zola quits Watford, perhaps a job at White Hart Lane beckons, they are short of programme sellers. OSPREYSAINT

4:54pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Alicesdad says...

Nobody with a Z in theiir name can be taken seriously in football. There is a reason they are always on the last pages of the phone director.
Nobody with a Z in theiir name can be taken seriously in football. There is a reason they are always on the last pages of the phone director. Alicesdad

4:54pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Velleity says...

Stop Press: Spurs have appointed Guy Whittingham.
Stop Press: Spurs have appointed Guy Whittingham. Velleity

4:58pm Mon 16 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Velleity wrote:
Stop Press: Spurs have appointed Guy Whittingham.
What as?
[quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: Stop Press: Spurs have appointed Guy Whittingham.[/p][/quote]What as? OSPREYSAINT

4:59pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Alicesdad says...

apart from Zico, Zidane, Zlatan Ibrohimovic.. but apart from them ... what has the letter Z ever done for us?
apart from Zico, Zidane, Zlatan Ibrohimovic.. but apart from them ... what has the letter Z ever done for us? Alicesdad

5:05pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Alicesdad says...

"This is a top-four squad but in our Premier League form we are not there."
Classic quote !!!!!!!

Anyway ..Whittingham? OK add the letter W to the list of non starters ...

What would make me laugh is if Zola resigned and still doesnt get the job...
"This is a top-four squad but in our Premier League form we are not there." Classic quote !!!!!!! Anyway ..Whittingham? OK add the letter W to the list of non starters ... What would make me laugh is if Zola resigned and still doesnt get the job... Alicesdad

5:08pm Mon 16 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Alicesdad wrote:
apart from Zico, Zidane, Zlatan Ibrohimovic.. but apart from them ... what has the letter Z ever done for us?
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: apart from Zico, Zidane, Zlatan Ibrohimovic.. but apart from them ... what has the letter Z ever done for us?[/p][/quote]ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ! OSPREYSAINT

5:12pm Mon 16 Dec 13

westfordUSAsaints says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Stop Press: Spurs have appointed Guy Whittingham.
What as?
toilet cleaner, a massive step up from his previous position. This time he gets a bucket and mop!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: Stop Press: Spurs have appointed Guy Whittingham.[/p][/quote]What as?[/p][/quote]toilet cleaner, a massive step up from his previous position. This time he gets a bucket and mop! westfordUSAsaints

5:14pm Mon 16 Dec 13

worried of n e hampshire says...

rubber faced twtching tw@t shoud go back, they dererve each other
rubber faced twtching tw@t shoud go back, they dererve each other worried of n e hampshire

5:46pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

Confucious wrote:
Blimey - good or bad for us then?
I'll let u know around 3.30 on Sunday.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: Blimey - good or bad for us then?[/p][/quote]I'll let u know around 3.30 on Sunday. Clever Dick

5:54pm Mon 16 Dec 13

north wales saint 2 says...

Just worrying about new manager syndrome if they have one by then,also A V B had possibly lost the dressing room.Not a doom monger but would rather have seen him in charge still for sunday.
Just worrying about new manager syndrome if they have one by then,also A V B had possibly lost the dressing room.Not a doom monger but would rather have seen him in charge still for sunday. north wales saint 2

5:54pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

Unfortunately for Spurs they lost Gareth Bale. Without him last season they would have been mid table at best. They've blown a lot of Bale's transfer cash and been unable to get some good players playing as a team. That's the manager's job. So he had to go. I'd have thought that can only be good for us.Another 5-0 drubbing would be great and set us up for a very happy Christmas.
Unfortunately for Spurs they lost Gareth Bale. Without him last season they would have been mid table at best. They've blown a lot of Bale's transfer cash and been unable to get some good players playing as a team. That's the manager's job. So he had to go. I'd have thought that can only be good for us.Another 5-0 drubbing would be great and set us up for a very happy Christmas. Clever Dick

5:56pm Mon 16 Dec 13

st1halo says...

worried of n e hampshire wrote:
rubber faced twtching tw@t shoud go back, they dererve each other
Please show some respect. It's Mr. Rubber faced twitching tw@t.
[quote][p][bold]worried of n e hampshire[/bold] wrote: rubber faced twtching tw@t shoud go back, they dererve each other[/p][/quote]Please show some respect. It's Mr. Rubber faced twitching tw@t. st1halo

6:04pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

westfordUSAsaints wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Velleity wrote:
Stop Press: Spurs have appointed Guy Whittingham.
What as?
toilet cleaner, a massive step up from his previous position. This time he gets a bucket and mop!
Hasn't he already gone to Crawley. That's a huge step up from his previous position. And now the skunts have Crawley's old manager Barker. Sounds like a bit of a dog to me. Woof woof. Still I suppose its quite apt that he has to train a bunch of mongrels.
[quote][p][bold]westfordUSAsaints[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Velleity[/bold] wrote: Stop Press: Spurs have appointed Guy Whittingham.[/p][/quote]What as?[/p][/quote]toilet cleaner, a massive step up from his previous position. This time he gets a bucket and mop![/p][/quote]Hasn't he already gone to Crawley. That's a huge step up from his previous position. And now the skunts have Crawley's old manager Barker. Sounds like a bit of a dog to me. Woof woof. Still I suppose its quite apt that he has to train a bunch of mongrels. Clever Dick

6:11pm Mon 16 Dec 13

bakeyboy says...

Alicesdad wrote:
Hoddle was a bad boy in a past life so he won't get the job.
Hiddink is too good for them.
Fabio is getting paid too much by Specsavers so he's out of the picture.
Maybe B&Q will jump in and buy the club,,, they're good with DIY ? (... thats an anagram joke and will probably be banned).

Surely a shoe in for Nigel Adkins ? I think he deserves better though, in any event he will be back in the Premiership next season anyway with Reading.
No he wont.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Hoddle was a bad boy in a past life so he won't get the job. Hiddink is too good for them. Fabio is getting paid too much by Specsavers so he's out of the picture. Maybe B&Q will jump in and buy the club,,, they're good with DIY ? (... thats an anagram joke and will probably be banned). Surely a shoe in for Nigel Adkins ? I think he deserves better though, in any event he will be back in the Premiership next season anyway with Reading.[/p][/quote]No he wont. bakeyboy

7:31pm Mon 16 Dec 13

legh_langston says...

The tradition always used to be to sack the manager after a defeat by Saints!
The tradition always used to be to sack the manager after a defeat by Saints! legh_langston

7:33pm Mon 16 Dec 13

in search of the truth says...

Now that Liverpool have done Southampton a favour by beating Spurs by 5-0, lets hope Southampton won't do something stupid and lose at home to Spurs.
Now that Liverpool have done Southampton a favour by beating Spurs by 5-0, lets hope Southampton won't do something stupid and lose at home to Spurs. in search of the truth

8:13pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Malcombe says...

I do not think there is a Premiership Manager that would jump Ship with 15 games played, Spurs will want a Coach with a name of repute associated with a top Club in Europe, Steve Clarke recently sacked by West Brom would not be on Spurs list even if he applied, he's not a known International only an Assistant to The Special One at Chelsea, if Spurs have Pochettino in mind they can dream on, he's a very loyal man who has started a mission and the results and admission of home grown talent in the Team are working, these "Top Clubs" assume they can employ anyone who has a good track record because of there Title but it's not that easy, any new person would be under pressure from the first day this is not what M P has on his shoulders, he and Cortese are joined at the hip and they have ambitions for what they want this season and that is do your best, get us in the top 6 if you can and hopefully it could be the Team will be playing in Europe next season, patients, consistency and hard work is what is required and even a finish in the top 10 would be good but an incentive to finish in the top 6 next season,the bonus would be a good Cup run and even better winning the FA Cup which be the Icing on the Cake for an automatic place in Europe, these top Clubs feel they do not have time and expect to win every game, Pochettino doesn't have that pressure so he's going nowhere, of course he wants to win every game but he is realistic that Football can bring surprises for the good and the horrible, so Spurs Sven is available isn't he?
I do not think there is a Premiership Manager that would jump Ship with 15 games played, Spurs will want a Coach with a name of repute associated with a top Club in Europe, Steve Clarke recently sacked by West Brom would not be on Spurs list even if he applied, he's not a known International only an Assistant to The Special One at Chelsea, if Spurs have Pochettino in mind they can dream on, he's a very loyal man who has started a mission and the results and admission of home grown talent in the Team are working, these "Top Clubs" assume they can employ anyone who has a good track record because of there Title but it's not that easy, any new person would be under pressure from the first day this is not what M P has on his shoulders, he and Cortese are joined at the hip and they have ambitions for what they want this season and that is do your best, get us in the top 6 if you can and hopefully it could be the Team will be playing in Europe next season, patients, consistency and hard work is what is required and even a finish in the top 10 would be good but an incentive to finish in the top 6 next season,the bonus would be a good Cup run and even better winning the FA Cup which be the Icing on the Cake for an automatic place in Europe, these top Clubs feel they do not have time and expect to win every game, Pochettino doesn't have that pressure so he's going nowhere, of course he wants to win every game but he is realistic that Football can bring surprises for the good and the horrible, so Spurs Sven is available isn't he? Malcombe

8:16pm Mon 16 Dec 13

rossofficial10 says...

Malcombe wrote:
I do not think there is a Premiership Manager that would jump Ship with 15 games played, Spurs will want a Coach with a name of repute associated with a top Club in Europe, Steve Clarke recently sacked by West Brom would not be on Spurs list even if he applied, he's not a known International only an Assistant to The Special One at Chelsea, if Spurs have Pochettino in mind they can dream on, he's a very loyal man who has started a mission and the results and admission of home grown talent in the Team are working, these "Top Clubs" assume they can employ anyone who has a good track record because of there Title but it's not that easy, any new person would be under pressure from the first day this is not what M P has on his shoulders, he and Cortese are joined at the hip and they have ambitions for what they want this season and that is do your best, get us in the top 6 if you can and hopefully it could be the Team will be playing in Europe next season, patients, consistency and hard work is what is required and even a finish in the top 10 would be good but an incentive to finish in the top 6 next season,the bonus would be a good Cup run and even better winning the FA Cup which be the Icing on the Cake for an automatic place in Europe, these top Clubs feel they do not have time and expect to win every game, Pochettino doesn't have that pressure so he's going nowhere, of course he wants to win every game but he is realistic that Football can bring surprises for the good and the horrible, so Spurs Sven is available isn't he?
agree with all this mate :)
[quote][p][bold]Malcombe[/bold] wrote: I do not think there is a Premiership Manager that would jump Ship with 15 games played, Spurs will want a Coach with a name of repute associated with a top Club in Europe, Steve Clarke recently sacked by West Brom would not be on Spurs list even if he applied, he's not a known International only an Assistant to The Special One at Chelsea, if Spurs have Pochettino in mind they can dream on, he's a very loyal man who has started a mission and the results and admission of home grown talent in the Team are working, these "Top Clubs" assume they can employ anyone who has a good track record because of there Title but it's not that easy, any new person would be under pressure from the first day this is not what M P has on his shoulders, he and Cortese are joined at the hip and they have ambitions for what they want this season and that is do your best, get us in the top 6 if you can and hopefully it could be the Team will be playing in Europe next season, patients, consistency and hard work is what is required and even a finish in the top 10 would be good but an incentive to finish in the top 6 next season,the bonus would be a good Cup run and even better winning the FA Cup which be the Icing on the Cake for an automatic place in Europe, these top Clubs feel they do not have time and expect to win every game, Pochettino doesn't have that pressure so he's going nowhere, of course he wants to win every game but he is realistic that Football can bring surprises for the good and the horrible, so Spurs Sven is available isn't he?[/p][/quote]agree with all this mate :) rossofficial10

8:21pm Mon 16 Dec 13

miltonnroad76 says...

legh_langston wrote:
The tradition always used to be to sack the manager after a defeat by Saints!
they saw it coming and saved time
[quote][p][bold]legh_langston[/bold] wrote: The tradition always used to be to sack the manager after a defeat by Saints![/p][/quote]they saw it coming and saved time miltonnroad76

8:24pm Mon 16 Dec 13

rossofficial10 says...

miltonnroad76 wrote:
legh_langston wrote:
The tradition always used to be to sack the manager after a defeat by Saints!
they saw it coming and saved time
lol, roll on sunday lads
[quote][p][bold]miltonnroad76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]legh_langston[/bold] wrote: The tradition always used to be to sack the manager after a defeat by Saints![/p][/quote]they saw it coming and saved time[/p][/quote]lol, roll on sunday lads rossofficial10

8:34pm Mon 16 Dec 13

southamptonadi says...

Clever Dick wrote:
Unfortunately for Spurs they lost Gareth Bale. Without him last season they would have been mid table at best. They've blown a lot of Bale's transfer cash and been unable to get some good players playing as a team. That's the manager's job. So he had to go. I'd have thought that can only be good for us.Another 5-0 drubbing would be great and set us up for a very happy Christmas.
if I remember corectly he was worth 23 points with his goals, not sure how many assists factor in, But if you take those points off and add them back to the other teams they would of been close to relgation I reckon. realise in some games someone else would of scored but I cant see them being much higher than us.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately for Spurs they lost Gareth Bale. Without him last season they would have been mid table at best. They've blown a lot of Bale's transfer cash and been unable to get some good players playing as a team. That's the manager's job. So he had to go. I'd have thought that can only be good for us.Another 5-0 drubbing would be great and set us up for a very happy Christmas.[/p][/quote]if I remember corectly he was worth 23 points with his goals, not sure how many assists factor in, But if you take those points off and add them back to the other teams they would of been close to relgation I reckon. realise in some games someone else would of scored but I cant see them being much higher than us. southamptonadi

8:44pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Confucious says...

After watching some rugby on TV yesterday I e mailed MoPo to suggest that when we have corners or free kicks, JWP hits the ball high into the air and Lovren and Fonte then lift Rickie high up to meet it (a la those rugby players in their line throw ins) - to then nod it down, unchallenged, into the net.

I thought I'd best report this in case somebody comes on here reporting strange activities at the training ground.
After watching some rugby on TV yesterday I e mailed MoPo to suggest that when we have corners or free kicks, JWP hits the ball high into the air and Lovren and Fonte then lift Rickie high up to meet it (a la those rugby players in their line throw ins) - to then nod it down, unchallenged, into the net. I thought I'd best report this in case somebody comes on here reporting strange activities at the training ground. Confucious

8:54pm Mon 16 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

rossofficial10 wrote:
miltonnroad76 wrote:
legh_langston wrote:
The tradition always used to be to sack the manager after a defeat by Saints!
they saw it coming and saved time
lol, roll on sunday lads
Tottenham have announced that Tim Sherwood, Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand will be in charge for Sunday's game.
[quote][p][bold]rossofficial10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonnroad76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]legh_langston[/bold] wrote: The tradition always used to be to sack the manager after a defeat by Saints![/p][/quote]they saw it coming and saved time[/p][/quote]lol, roll on sunday lads[/p][/quote]Tottenham have announced that Tim Sherwood, Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand will be in charge for Sunday's game. OSPREYSAINT

9:52pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Saint. says...

AVB sacking makes no difference to Saints!

Southampton FC play each game as they come along when ever they come along! Each game is another opportunity for three points and that's where Saints are now! They simply don't worry who, what , where or why now, they see three points and play for the three points ever game they play in the Prem!!
AVB sacking makes no difference to Saints! Southampton FC play each game as they come along when ever they come along! Each game is another opportunity for three points and that's where Saints are now! They simply don't worry who, what , where or why now, they see three points and play for the three points ever game they play in the Prem!! Saint.

10:04pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Clever Dick says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
rossofficial10 wrote:
miltonnroad76 wrote:
legh_langston wrote:
The tradition always used to be to sack the manager after a defeat by Saints!
they saw it coming and saved time
lol, roll on sunday lads
Tottenham have announced that Tim Sherwood, Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand will be in charge for Sunday's game.
Maybe we can get all of them sacked as well!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rossofficial10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonnroad76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]legh_langston[/bold] wrote: The tradition always used to be to sack the manager after a defeat by Saints![/p][/quote]they saw it coming and saved time[/p][/quote]lol, roll on sunday lads[/p][/quote]Tottenham have announced that Tim Sherwood, Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand will be in charge for Sunday's game.[/p][/quote]Maybe we can get all of them sacked as well! Clever Dick

10:36pm Mon 16 Dec 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Clever Dick wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
rossofficial10 wrote:
miltonnroad76 wrote:
legh_langston wrote:
The tradition always used to be to sack the manager after a defeat by Saints!
they saw it coming and saved time
lol, roll on sunday lads
Tottenham have announced that Tim Sherwood, Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand will be in charge for Sunday's game.
Maybe we can get all of them sacked as well!
I did love it when Beattie went over to Hoddle :)
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rossofficial10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonnroad76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]legh_langston[/bold] wrote: The tradition always used to be to sack the manager after a defeat by Saints![/p][/quote]they saw it coming and saved time[/p][/quote]lol, roll on sunday lads[/p][/quote]Tottenham have announced that Tim Sherwood, Chris Ramsey and Les Ferdinand will be in charge for Sunday's game.[/p][/quote]Maybe we can get all of them sacked as well![/p][/quote]I did love it when Beattie went over to Hoddle :) Seedhouse the Unrepentant

11:31pm Mon 16 Dec 13

ctsaint says...

Spuds and Levy are a joke....... Levy sacked baggy chops when they finished 4th, HE hired AVB , after 16 games they doing ok , lots of changes yet to inter rate and hit the high notes, if I were a Spud I would want Levy to do one, he appointed AVB after sacking a manager (who I despise) who ha the finishing 4th. It just shows me the size of NC's balls and also should show us all that success is built over time , by being together and creating a platform, something I believe we have in spades . As for the game on Sunday on a personal note whilst I am transiting the UK from the uS back to Cape Town I won't go.... I watched us play Villa and lose and now have it in my head that I may be a jinx :-( . As a man who now lives in Africa I know all too well that a wounded animal is a dangerous animal even if confused and I disarray , that said we are far more organised and predictable so I think we will win itrespective of injuries , here's to hoping I am right ! In business LEVY should resign , AVB hasn't done a bad job and if you look at the most suffering club of the last quarter of a century (manure) they could have sacked SAF on a couple of occasions early doors but Martin Edwards backed him and the Rey as they say is history.
Spuds and Levy are a joke....... Levy sacked baggy chops when they finished 4th, HE hired AVB , after 16 games they doing ok , lots of changes yet to inter rate and hit the high notes, if I were a Spud I would want Levy to do one, he appointed AVB after sacking a manager (who I despise) who ha the finishing 4th. It just shows me the size of NC's balls and also should show us all that success is built over time , by being together and creating a platform, something I believe we have in spades . As for the game on Sunday on a personal note whilst I am transiting the UK from the uS back to Cape Town I won't go.... I watched us play Villa and lose and now have it in my head that I may be a jinx :-( . As a man who now lives in Africa I know all too well that a wounded animal is a dangerous animal even if confused and I disarray , that said we are far more organised and predictable so I think we will win itrespective of injuries , here's to hoping I am right ! In business LEVY should resign , AVB hasn't done a bad job and if you look at the most suffering club of the last quarter of a century (manure) they could have sacked SAF on a couple of occasions early doors but Martin Edwards backed him and the Rey as they say is history. ctsaint

11:35pm Mon 16 Dec 13

ctsaint says...

ctsaint wrote:
Spuds and Levy are a joke....... Levy sacked baggy chops when they finished 4th, HE hired AVB , after 16 games they doing ok , lots of changes yet to inter rate and hit the high notes, if I were a Spud I would want Levy to do one, he appointed AVB after sacking a manager (who I despise) who ha the finishing 4th. It just shows me the size of NC's balls and also should show us all that success is built over time , by being together and creating a platform, something I believe we have in spades . As for the game on Sunday on a personal note whilst I am transiting the UK from the uS back to Cape Town I won't go.... I watched us play Villa and lose and now have it in my head that I may be a jinx :-( . As a man who now lives in Africa I know all too well that a wounded animal is a dangerous animal even if confused and I disarray , that said we are far more organised and predictable so I think we will win itrespective of injuries , here's to hoping I am right ! In business LEVY should resign , AVB hasn't done a bad job and if you look at the most suffering club of the last quarter of a century (manure) they could have sacked SAF on a couple of occasions early doors but Martin Edwards backed him and the Rey as they say is history.
Successful not suffering .... I am a victim of several cocktails , fat fingers and predictive text , hope u get the gist.
[quote][p][bold]ctsaint[/bold] wrote: Spuds and Levy are a joke....... Levy sacked baggy chops when they finished 4th, HE hired AVB , after 16 games they doing ok , lots of changes yet to inter rate and hit the high notes, if I were a Spud I would want Levy to do one, he appointed AVB after sacking a manager (who I despise) who ha the finishing 4th. It just shows me the size of NC's balls and also should show us all that success is built over time , by being together and creating a platform, something I believe we have in spades . As for the game on Sunday on a personal note whilst I am transiting the UK from the uS back to Cape Town I won't go.... I watched us play Villa and lose and now have it in my head that I may be a jinx :-( . As a man who now lives in Africa I know all too well that a wounded animal is a dangerous animal even if confused and I disarray , that said we are far more organised and predictable so I think we will win itrespective of injuries , here's to hoping I am right ! In business LEVY should resign , AVB hasn't done a bad job and if you look at the most suffering club of the last quarter of a century (manure) they could have sacked SAF on a couple of occasions early doors but Martin Edwards backed him and the Rey as they say is history.[/p][/quote]Successful not suffering .... I am a victim of several cocktails , fat fingers and predictive text , hope u get the gist. ctsaint

6:35am Tue 17 Dec 13

SiamSaint says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
redsnapper wrote:
Even worse look what the Telegrot is writing:-

Tottenham must now decide whether to appoint an interim boss such as Fabio Capello, Guus Hiddink or Glenn Hoddle, or immediately look for a new full-time boss. Swansea’s Michael Laudrup, Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino and FC Basel’s Murat Yakin are all candidates.

............I guess this is the start of 6 weeks of daft speculation with the transfer window rumours included. Time to turn off SS till Feb.
Fear ye not, can't see Poch disrupting a successful project for one that wont last unless he brings immediate success. If either Manc club, Arsenal, Chelsea, Madrid or Barca came in for him then I would worry.
I think Poch' srefusal to indulge the media in English (even though he speaks it well) is good for us. I can't see such mediatized clubs as ... well any of the "top" ones, taking such a bold step as us. Restamos tranquillos... y se habla espanol!
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]redsnapper[/bold] wrote: Even worse look what the Telegrot is writing:- Tottenham must now decide whether to appoint an interim boss such as Fabio Capello, Guus Hiddink or Glenn Hoddle, or immediately look for a new full-time boss. Swansea’s Michael Laudrup, Southampton’s Mauricio Pochettino and FC Basel’s Murat Yakin are all candidates. ............I guess this is the start of 6 weeks of daft speculation with the transfer window rumours included. Time to turn off SS till Feb.[/p][/quote]Fear ye not, can't see Poch disrupting a successful project for one that wont last unless he brings immediate success. If either Manc club, Arsenal, Chelsea, Madrid or Barca came in for him then I would worry.[/p][/quote]I think Poch' srefusal to indulge the media in English (even though he speaks it well) is good for us. I can't see such mediatized clubs as ... well any of the "top" ones, taking such a bold step as us. Restamos tranquillos... y se habla espanol! SiamSaint

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