Pochettino: I haven't been contacted by Tottenham about replacing Villas-Boas

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Tottenham have made no contact with Mauricio Pochettino about their vacant manager's job, the Saints boss this morning confirmed.

Saints' Argentinian manager had been touted as a potential replacement for Andre Villas-Boas at White Hart Lane.

But the 41-year-old confirmed no-one from Tottenham has been in touch. Pochettino is happy at St Mary's, especially with the backing of chairman Nicola Cortese.

"As a manager what's really important is that the sporting aspect is under my control, in terms of signings," Pochettino said.

"Without my agreement no signings go through, and those two basic things are very important for any manager."

Tottenham, who visit St Mary's on Sunday, sacked manager Villas-Boas in the wake of last weekend's humiliating 5-0 home league defeat to Liverpool.

Former Spurs midfielder Tim Sherwood will take charge of the Southampton clash, but chairman Daniel Levy is still seeking a full-time appointment.

Pochettino admitted it is always tough to see a peer lose their job.

He said: "I'm always very respectful with decisions that people make at other clubs. "It's clear that it's never a good thing when a colleague is sacked.

"I would like to wish Andre Villas-Boas all the best in the future, these things can happen in football.

"That's the bitter side of this game that no one wants but can still happen."

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9:47am Fri 20 Dec 13

saintgibbo says...

Thats the next headline sorted then...... KITMAN TURNS DOWN NEW CONTRACT OFFER
Thats the next headline sorted then...... KITMAN TURNS DOWN NEW CONTRACT OFFER saintgibbo

9:50am Fri 20 Dec 13

Beer Monster says...

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9:51am Fri 20 Dec 13

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

GOOD - MP is doing well for the MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON.

Tottenham's confidence is fragile and the worst thing we can do is concede a goal early or first to the spuds.

WE MUST TURN OUR GOOD PLAY AND POSSESSION INTO THE WIN.

WE WILL BE OUT IN FORCE AT THE PUBS FOIR THIS ONE - RED LION KING ALFRED PRINCE OF WALES CHAPEL JOSHUA TREE ROYAL OAK BRIDGE AND WATERFRONT.

WE ARE RED ARMY. NUMBER ONE IN THE SOUTH.
RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRMY.

WE HATE POMPEY.
GOOD - MP is doing well for the MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON. Tottenham's confidence is fragile and the worst thing we can do is concede a goal early or first to the spuds. WE MUST TURN OUR GOOD PLAY AND POSSESSION INTO THE WIN. WE WILL BE OUT IN FORCE AT THE PUBS FOIR THIS ONE - RED LION KING ALFRED PRINCE OF WALES CHAPEL JOSHUA TREE ROYAL OAK BRIDGE AND WATERFRONT. WE ARE RED ARMY. NUMBER ONE IN THE SOUTH. RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRMY. WE HATE POMPEY. REDARMYRULETHESOUTH

10:52am Fri 20 Dec 13

JohnItaly says...

Perhaps Confucius could confirm whether-or-not Mrs Wilson has been approached.
Perhaps Confucius could confirm whether-or-not Mrs Wilson has been approached. JohnItaly

10:54am Fri 20 Dec 13

commonsense888 says...

COMMIT YOUR FUTURE TO SAINTS NOW PLEASE
COMMIT YOUR FUTURE TO SAINTS NOW PLEASE commonsense888

10:57am Fri 20 Dec 13

Blackwaterblue says...

He's going then?
He's going then? Blackwaterblue

11:02am Fri 20 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

They haven't found a suitable interpreter yet.
They haven't found a suitable interpreter yet. OSPREYSAINT

11:16am Fri 20 Dec 13

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH wrote:
GOOD - MP is doing well for the MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON.

Tottenham's confidence is fragile and the worst thing we can do is concede a goal early or first to the spuds.

WE MUST TURN OUR GOOD PLAY AND POSSESSION INTO THE WIN.

WE WILL BE OUT IN FORCE AT THE PUBS FOIR THIS ONE - RED LION KING ALFRED PRINCE OF WALES CHAPEL JOSHUA TREE ROYAL OAK BRIDGE AND WATERFRONT.

WE ARE RED ARMY. NUMBER ONE IN THE SOUTH.
RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRMY.

WE HATE POMPEY.
WE HAVE TOP QUALITY SUPPORTERS.

THE ARMY AND ROYAL NAVY WERE RECRUITING vs MAN CITY AND WERE OUT AT THE STATION THE PUBS AND THE GROUND.

THEY WANT TO RECRUIT FROM THE NUMBER ONE FANS IN THE SOUTH.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON.

RED ARMY. WE FIGHT WE WIN.

COME ON YOU SAINTS !!!
[quote][p][bold]REDARMYRULETHESOUTH[/bold] wrote: GOOD - MP is doing well for the MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON. Tottenham's confidence is fragile and the worst thing we can do is concede a goal early or first to the spuds. WE MUST TURN OUR GOOD PLAY AND POSSESSION INTO THE WIN. WE WILL BE OUT IN FORCE AT THE PUBS FOIR THIS ONE - RED LION KING ALFRED PRINCE OF WALES CHAPEL JOSHUA TREE ROYAL OAK BRIDGE AND WATERFRONT. WE ARE RED ARMY. NUMBER ONE IN THE SOUTH. RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRMY. WE HATE POMPEY.[/p][/quote]WE HAVE TOP QUALITY SUPPORTERS. THE ARMY AND ROYAL NAVY WERE RECRUITING vs MAN CITY AND WERE OUT AT THE STATION THE PUBS AND THE GROUND. THEY WANT TO RECRUIT FROM THE NUMBER ONE FANS IN THE SOUTH. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. RED ARMY. WE FIGHT WE WIN. COME ON YOU SAINTS !!! REDARMYRULETHESOUTH

11:17am Fri 20 Dec 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

What is the chance that we may play two Managerless teams in quick succession?
What is the chance that we may play two Managerless teams in quick succession? OSPREYSAINT

11:20am Fri 20 Dec 13

Confucious says...

JohnItaly wrote:
Perhaps Confucius could confirm whether-or-not Mrs Wilson has been approached.
No worries - Mrs Wilson says: "Southampton till I die!" ....... and she's just won the BT Premier League Club Telephone Receptionist of the Month award for the umpteenth time.

One Mrs Wilson! There's only one Mrs Wilson!

By the way MoPo has asked her if she can find out where Norgie is going to be on Sunday. He needs to know by 10am tomorrow.

Norgie - where art thou?
[quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: Perhaps Confucius could confirm whether-or-not Mrs Wilson has been approached.[/p][/quote]No worries - Mrs Wilson says: "Southampton till I die!" ....... and she's just won the BT Premier League Club Telephone Receptionist of the Month award for the umpteenth time. One Mrs Wilson! There's only one Mrs Wilson! By the way MoPo has asked her if she can find out where Norgie is going to be on Sunday. He needs to know by 10am tomorrow. Norgie - where art thou? Confucious

11:37am Fri 20 Dec 13

THE12THMAN says...

Blackwaterblue wrote:
He's going then?
Backwaterblue you make a statement then finish with a question mark, not good English. You would like him to go because You can't handle the fact Southampton FC have such a good manager,COYR.
[quote][p][bold]Blackwaterblue[/bold] wrote: He's going then?[/p][/quote]Backwaterblue you make a statement then finish with a question mark, not good English. You would like him to go because You can't handle the fact Southampton FC have such a good manager,COYR. THE12THMAN

12:33pm Fri 20 Dec 13

JohnItaly says...

Confucious wrote:
JohnItaly wrote:
Perhaps Confucius could confirm whether-or-not Mrs Wilson has been approached.
No worries - Mrs Wilson says: "Southampton till I die!" ....... and she's just won the BT Premier League Club Telephone Receptionist of the Month award for the umpteenth time.

One Mrs Wilson! There's only one Mrs Wilson!

By the way MoPo has asked her if she can find out where Norgie is going to be on Sunday. He needs to know by 10am tomorrow.

Norgie - where art thou?
I can now rest easy.
[quote][p][bold]Confucious[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JohnItaly[/bold] wrote: Perhaps Confucius could confirm whether-or-not Mrs Wilson has been approached.[/p][/quote]No worries - Mrs Wilson says: "Southampton till I die!" ....... and she's just won the BT Premier League Club Telephone Receptionist of the Month award for the umpteenth time. One Mrs Wilson! There's only one Mrs Wilson! By the way MoPo has asked her if she can find out where Norgie is going to be on Sunday. He needs to know by 10am tomorrow. Norgie - where art thou?[/p][/quote]I can now rest easy. JohnItaly

12:43pm Fri 20 Dec 13

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH says...

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH wrote:
REDARMYRULETHESOUTH wrote:
GOOD - MP is doing well for the MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON.

Tottenham's confidence is fragile and the worst thing we can do is concede a goal early or first to the spuds.

WE MUST TURN OUR GOOD PLAY AND POSSESSION INTO THE WIN.

WE WILL BE OUT IN FORCE AT THE PUBS FOIR THIS ONE - RED LION KING ALFRED PRINCE OF WALES CHAPEL JOSHUA TREE ROYAL OAK BRIDGE AND WATERFRONT.

WE ARE RED ARMY. NUMBER ONE IN THE SOUTH.
RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRMY.

WE HATE POMPEY.
WE HAVE TOP QUALITY SUPPORTERS.

THE ARMY AND ROYAL NAVY WERE RECRUITING vs MAN CITY AND WERE OUT AT THE STATION THE PUBS AND THE GROUND.

THEY WANT TO RECRUIT FROM THE NUMBER ONE FANS IN THE SOUTH.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON.

RED ARMY. WE FIGHT WE WIN.

COME ON YOU SAINTS !!!
No-one would recruit Pompey Fans - they run !!!

COYR
[quote][p][bold]REDARMYRULETHESOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]REDARMYRULETHESOUTH[/bold] wrote: GOOD - MP is doing well for the MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON. Tottenham's confidence is fragile and the worst thing we can do is concede a goal early or first to the spuds. WE MUST TURN OUR GOOD PLAY AND POSSESSION INTO THE WIN. WE WILL BE OUT IN FORCE AT THE PUBS FOIR THIS ONE - RED LION KING ALFRED PRINCE OF WALES CHAPEL JOSHUA TREE ROYAL OAK BRIDGE AND WATERFRONT. WE ARE RED ARMY. NUMBER ONE IN THE SOUTH. RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRMY. WE HATE POMPEY.[/p][/quote]WE HAVE TOP QUALITY SUPPORTERS. THE ARMY AND ROYAL NAVY WERE RECRUITING vs MAN CITY AND WERE OUT AT THE STATION THE PUBS AND THE GROUND. THEY WANT TO RECRUIT FROM THE NUMBER ONE FANS IN THE SOUTH. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. RED ARMY. WE FIGHT WE WIN. COME ON YOU SAINTS !!![/p][/quote]No-one would recruit Pompey Fans - they run !!! COYR REDARMYRULETHESOUTH

12:58pm Fri 20 Dec 13

DisplacedFan says...

REDARMYRULETHESOUTH wrote:
REDARMYRULETHESOUTH wrote:
REDARMYRULETHESOUTH wrote:
GOOD - MP is doing well for the MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON.

Tottenham's confidence is fragile and the worst thing we can do is concede a goal early or first to the spuds.

WE MUST TURN OUR GOOD PLAY AND POSSESSION INTO THE WIN.

WE WILL BE OUT IN FORCE AT THE PUBS FOIR THIS ONE - RED LION KING ALFRED PRINCE OF WALES CHAPEL JOSHUA TREE ROYAL OAK BRIDGE AND WATERFRONT.

WE ARE RED ARMY. NUMBER ONE IN THE SOUTH.
RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRMY.

WE HATE POMPEY.
WE HAVE TOP QUALITY SUPPORTERS.

THE ARMY AND ROYAL NAVY WERE RECRUITING vs MAN CITY AND WERE OUT AT THE STATION THE PUBS AND THE GROUND.

THEY WANT TO RECRUIT FROM THE NUMBER ONE FANS IN THE SOUTH.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON.

RED ARMY. WE FIGHT WE WIN.

COME ON YOU SAINTS !!!
No-one would recruit Pompey Fans - they run !!!

COYR
On all fours!
[quote][p][bold]REDARMYRULETHESOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]REDARMYRULETHESOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]REDARMYRULETHESOUTH[/bold] wrote: GOOD - MP is doing well for the MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON. Tottenham's confidence is fragile and the worst thing we can do is concede a goal early or first to the spuds. WE MUST TURN OUR GOOD PLAY AND POSSESSION INTO THE WIN. WE WILL BE OUT IN FORCE AT THE PUBS FOIR THIS ONE - RED LION KING ALFRED PRINCE OF WALES CHAPEL JOSHUA TREE ROYAL OAK BRIDGE AND WATERFRONT. WE ARE RED ARMY. NUMBER ONE IN THE SOUTH. RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRMY. WE HATE POMPEY.[/p][/quote]WE HAVE TOP QUALITY SUPPORTERS. THE ARMY AND ROYAL NAVY WERE RECRUITING vs MAN CITY AND WERE OUT AT THE STATION THE PUBS AND THE GROUND. THEY WANT TO RECRUIT FROM THE NUMBER ONE FANS IN THE SOUTH. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. RED ARMY. WE FIGHT WE WIN. COME ON YOU SAINTS !!![/p][/quote]No-one would recruit Pompey Fans - they run !!! COYR[/p][/quote]On all fours! DisplacedFan

1:03pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Tony in Liberia says...

They haven't offered me the job, either. That's about the same level of relevance to the price of spam.
They haven't offered me the job, either. That's about the same level of relevance to the price of spam. Tony in Liberia

1:43pm Fri 20 Dec 13

sarfhamton says...

He will stay until Cortese leaves simple
He will stay until Cortese leaves simple sarfhamton

1:45pm Fri 20 Dec 13

andoru says...

Apparently they haven't offered Guy Whittingham the job either.
Apparently they haven't offered Guy Whittingham the job either. andoru

2:02pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

It's not whether they've contacted Poch or not it's whether Levy's contacted Nicola or not for permission. Probably wants to but too scared.
It's not whether they've contacted Poch or not it's whether Levy's contacted Nicola or not for permission. Probably wants to but too scared. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

4:16pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Folkestone Saint says...

Got to feel sorry for AVB, he only got a £4.5m pay-off, I thought yid's (if I'm allowed to use that word) were tight with money
Got to feel sorry for AVB, he only got a £4.5m pay-off, I thought yid's (if I'm allowed to use that word) were tight with money Folkestone Saint

4:25pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Mush On The Beach says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
Got to feel sorry for AVB, he only got a £4.5m pay-off, I thought yid's (if I'm allowed to use that word) were tight with money
4B2's
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: Got to feel sorry for AVB, he only got a £4.5m pay-off, I thought yid's (if I'm allowed to use that word) were tight with money[/p][/quote]4B2's Mush On The Beach

4:40pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Folkestone Saint says...

Mush On The Beach wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Got to feel sorry for AVB, he only got a £4.5m pay-off, I thought yid's (if I'm allowed to use that word) were tight with money
4B2's
Of course Mush, and their children 2B2's
[quote][p][bold]Mush On The Beach[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: Got to feel sorry for AVB, he only got a £4.5m pay-off, I thought yid's (if I'm allowed to use that word) were tight with money[/p][/quote]4B2's[/p][/quote]Of course Mush, and their children 2B2's Folkestone Saint

7:31pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

DisplacedFan wrote:
REDARMYRULETHESOUTH wrote:
REDARMYRULETHESOUTH wrote:
REDARMYRULETHESOUTH wrote:
GOOD - MP is doing well for the MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON.

Tottenham's confidence is fragile and the worst thing we can do is concede a goal early or first to the spuds.

WE MUST TURN OUR GOOD PLAY AND POSSESSION INTO THE WIN.

WE WILL BE OUT IN FORCE AT THE PUBS FOIR THIS ONE - RED LION KING ALFRED PRINCE OF WALES CHAPEL JOSHUA TREE ROYAL OAK BRIDGE AND WATERFRONT.

WE ARE RED ARMY. NUMBER ONE IN THE SOUTH.
RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRMY.

WE HATE POMPEY.
WE HAVE TOP QUALITY SUPPORTERS.

THE ARMY AND ROYAL NAVY WERE RECRUITING vs MAN CITY AND WERE OUT AT THE STATION THE PUBS AND THE GROUND.

THEY WANT TO RECRUIT FROM THE NUMBER ONE FANS IN THE SOUTH.

WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON.

RED ARMY. WE FIGHT WE WIN.

COME ON YOU SAINTS !!!
No-one would recruit Pompey Fans - they run !!!

COYR
On all fours!
Or on both fins!
[quote][p][bold]DisplacedFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]REDARMYRULETHESOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]REDARMYRULETHESOUTH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]REDARMYRULETHESOUTH[/bold] wrote: GOOD - MP is doing well for the MIGHTY SOUTHAMPTON. Tottenham's confidence is fragile and the worst thing we can do is concede a goal early or first to the spuds. WE MUST TURN OUR GOOD PLAY AND POSSESSION INTO THE WIN. WE WILL BE OUT IN FORCE AT THE PUBS FOIR THIS ONE - RED LION KING ALFRED PRINCE OF WALES CHAPEL JOSHUA TREE ROYAL OAK BRIDGE AND WATERFRONT. WE ARE RED ARMY. NUMBER ONE IN THE SOUTH. RED ARRRRRRRRRRRRRMY. WE HATE POMPEY.[/p][/quote]WE HAVE TOP QUALITY SUPPORTERS. THE ARMY AND ROYAL NAVY WERE RECRUITING vs MAN CITY AND WERE OUT AT THE STATION THE PUBS AND THE GROUND. THEY WANT TO RECRUIT FROM THE NUMBER ONE FANS IN THE SOUTH. WE ARE SOUTHAMPTON. RED ARMY. WE FIGHT WE WIN. COME ON YOU SAINTS !!![/p][/quote]No-one would recruit Pompey Fans - they run !!! COYR[/p][/quote]On all fours![/p][/quote]Or on both fins! Strasbourg Saint

8:01pm Fri 20 Dec 13

hedge end bob says...

MARUICIO, you will for certain in the future manage a TOP ENGLISH FOOTBALL CLUB . That club is called SOUTHAMPON FOOTBALL CLUB.
You do not need me to tell you that.
COYR. Sunday we need to even the score wit the NORTH LONDON YOBO'S. Dont forget what they did to our club in the not to distant past, they off loaded TOMMY FORECAST ON US AND STATED HE WAS A GOALKEEPER. Pay back time.
MARUICIO, you will for certain in the future manage a TOP ENGLISH FOOTBALL CLUB . That club is called SOUTHAMPON FOOTBALL CLUB. You do not need me to tell you that. COYR. Sunday we need to even the score wit the NORTH LONDON YOBO'S. Dont forget what they did to our club in the not to distant past, they off loaded TOMMY FORECAST ON US AND STATED HE WAS A GOALKEEPER. Pay back time. hedge end bob

1:51am Sat 21 Dec 13

Rising_Son says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
Got to feel sorry for AVB, he only got a £4.5m pay-off, I thought yid's (if I'm allowed to use that word) were tight with money
Clearly, what you thought is wrong.
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: Got to feel sorry for AVB, he only got a £4.5m pay-off, I thought yid's (if I'm allowed to use that word) were tight with money[/p][/quote]Clearly, what you thought is wrong. Rising_Son

8:25am Sat 21 Dec 13

Folkestone Saint says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Got to feel sorry for AVB, he only got a £4.5m pay-off, I thought yid's (if I'm allowed to use that word) were tight with money
Clearly, what you thought is wrong.
Yid is short for yiddish, Brit is short for British, where's the offence as I don't take offence at being called a Brit, do you? why is one taken as such and the other not.

Happy Christmas
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: Got to feel sorry for AVB, he only got a £4.5m pay-off, I thought yid's (if I'm allowed to use that word) were tight with money[/p][/quote]Clearly, what you thought is wrong.[/p][/quote]Yid is short for yiddish, Brit is short for British, where's the offence as I don't take offence at being called a Brit, do you? why is one taken as such and the other not. Happy Christmas Folkestone Saint

3:14pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Folkestone Saint says...

Folkestone Saint wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
Folkestone Saint wrote:
Got to feel sorry for AVB, he only got a £4.5m pay-off, I thought yid's (if I'm allowed to use that word) were tight with money
Clearly, what you thought is wrong.
Yid is short for yiddish, Brit is short for British, where's the offence as I don't take offence at being called a Brit, do you? why is one taken as such and the other not.

Happy Christmas
My bad just read it again, Sorry Rising-son
[quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Folkestone Saint[/bold] wrote: Got to feel sorry for AVB, he only got a £4.5m pay-off, I thought yid's (if I'm allowed to use that word) were tight with money[/p][/quote]Clearly, what you thought is wrong.[/p][/quote]Yid is short for yiddish, Brit is short for British, where's the offence as I don't take offence at being called a Brit, do you? why is one taken as such and the other not. Happy Christmas[/p][/quote]My bad just read it again, Sorry Rising-son Folkestone Saint

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