Bookmakers make Mauricio Pochettino favourite Premier League manager to go next after Nicola Cortese leaves

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MAURICIO Pochettino is now the favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave their job.

It comes after the departure tonight of Nicola Cortese as Saints' chairman.

When Cortese last indicated he might leave Southampton over the summer, Pochettino came out to say he could not imagine the club without the former Swiss banker, and would leave if the chairman did.

The Argentinian has not made any public statement concerning Cortese since the rumours started again earlier this week, with many fans hoping that means he will stay.

However, that has not stopped him becoming the favourite to be the next Premier League manager to go with a range of bookmakers.

Paddy Power, BetFred, Stan James, William Hill and Bet Fair all list Pochettino as they man they consider most likely to go next.

On Oddschecker, only Ladbrokes go against the grain, listing Norwich boss Chris Hughton as the most likely candidate.

Pochettino has won a number of plaudits for the manner in which he has got Saints playing since he took over, a year ago on Saturday.

His contract currently runs until the end of next season and many Saints fans will be hoping he will at least be at the club for that long, if not beyond.

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8:02pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Saintsayer II says...

If he goes will the new man still have the same squad we have now ?
If he goes will the new man still have the same squad we have now ? Saintsayer II

8:05pm Wed 15 Jan 14

worried of n e hampshire says...

Will the likes of Shaw and Lallana be thinking time l was off too???😢
Will the likes of Shaw and Lallana be thinking time l was off too???😢 worried of n e hampshire

8:10pm Wed 15 Jan 14

alanrr says...

very worried
very worried alanrr

8:11pm Wed 15 Jan 14

worried of n e hampshire says...

I marked myself down as well☹
I marked myself down as well☹ worried of n e hampshire

8:26pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Totton Ric says...

COYR, through thick & thin we still need to be loyal, lets get behind the team & less of the negative comments please
COYR, through thick & thin we still need to be loyal, lets get behind the team & less of the negative comments please Totton Ric

8:30pm Wed 15 Jan 14

costa gaz says...

The bookies have him down as fav to be the next manager to go, how often do they get it wrong?
If MP goes the exodus will surely begin.
The club will still be in the EPL next season but the fans hopes and dreams will be over... things were going very well and one man has ruined all the hard work done by everyone at the club.
The bookies have him down as fav to be the next manager to go, how often do they get it wrong? If MP goes the exodus will surely begin. The club will still be in the EPL next season but the fans hopes and dreams will be over... things were going very well and one man has ruined all the hard work done by everyone at the club. costa gaz

8:39pm Wed 15 Jan 14

RRT says...

I am not a Saints fan (or even a football fan), however living locally I do follow them along with the other South Coast teams, and I can help thing the "Self Destruct Button" has just been pressed?
I am not a Saints fan (or even a football fan), however living locally I do follow them along with the other South Coast teams, and I can help thing the "Self Destruct Button" has just been pressed? RRT

8:46pm Wed 15 Jan 14

F Fan says...

costa gaz wrote:
The bookies have him down as fav to be the next manager to go, how often do they get it wrong?
If MP goes the exodus will surely begin.
The club will still be in the EPL next season but the fans hopes and dreams will be over... things were going very well and one man has ruined all the hard work done by everyone at the club.
Why on earth do you think that Cortese was at fault in his departure? Unless you have access to information denied to the rest of us, there are no grounds whatsoever to draw that conclusion. There are at least three scenarios where Cortese had no choice but to go, not least that the owner has decided to sell the club.
[quote][p][bold]costa gaz[/bold] wrote: The bookies have him down as fav to be the next manager to go, how often do they get it wrong? If MP goes the exodus will surely begin. The club will still be in the EPL next season but the fans hopes and dreams will be over... things were going very well and one man has ruined all the hard work done by everyone at the club.[/p][/quote]Why on earth do you think that Cortese was at fault in his departure? Unless you have access to information denied to the rest of us, there are no grounds whatsoever to draw that conclusion. There are at least three scenarios where Cortese had no choice but to go, not least that the owner has decided to sell the club. F Fan

8:57pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Clever Dick says...

MoPo could very well stay. When he made his statement before it was looking as if NC was being pushed out. This time around he has resigned presumably over differences of opinion about how the club should be run. If we can believe in NC's vision and he really meant it surely he would have asked MoPo to stay on rather than throw the club into total turmoil.
MoPo could very well stay. When he made his statement before it was looking as if NC was being pushed out. This time around he has resigned presumably over differences of opinion about how the club should be run. If we can believe in NC's vision and he really meant it surely he would have asked MoPo to stay on rather than throw the club into total turmoil. Clever Dick

9:56pm Wed 15 Jan 14

deepheat says...

Katharina Liebherr is a business woman worth billions. She knows what she is doing so we should give her the chance to prove herself as Chairman.
She would have spoken to MP and in her statement she said she would give her support to the manager which I presume is MP. If MP and his backroom staff follow NC and resign so be it that will be their loss. Don't underestimate Katharina Liebherr I am sure Southampton Football Club will emerge even stronger.
Katharina Liebherr is a business woman worth billions. She knows what she is doing so we should give her the chance to prove herself as Chairman. She would have spoken to MP and in her statement she said she would give her support to the manager which I presume is MP. If MP and his backroom staff follow NC and resign so be it that will be their loss. Don't underestimate Katharina Liebherr I am sure Southampton Football Club will emerge even stronger. deepheat

10:04pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Clever Dick wrote:
MoPo could very well stay. When he made his statement before it was looking as if NC was being pushed out. This time around he has resigned presumably over differences of opinion about how the club should be run. If we can believe in NC's vision and he really meant it surely he would have asked MoPo to stay on rather than throw the club into total turmoil.
If Mopo stays,we can all probably breath a sigh of relief,because not only will it mean that we will carry on with an excellent manager at the helm,but that it also may indicate the possibility of the Don's return with new finance.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: MoPo could very well stay. When he made his statement before it was looking as if NC was being pushed out. This time around he has resigned presumably over differences of opinion about how the club should be run. If we can believe in NC's vision and he really meant it surely he would have asked MoPo to stay on rather than throw the club into total turmoil.[/p][/quote]If Mopo stays,we can all probably breath a sigh of relief,because not only will it mean that we will carry on with an excellent manager at the helm,but that it also may indicate the possibility of the Don's return with new finance. Positively4thStreet

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