MAURICIO Pochettino would be “stupid” to resign as Saints manager – either today or before the end of the current season.

That is the view of Saints fanzine editor Nick Illingsworth in the aftermath of chairman Nicola Cortese’s shock departure last night.

There has been widespread speculation Pochettino will now walk away too.

But Illingsworth said: “Why would he resign?

“I don’t think he will go. Why would he walk away from a good job.

“I don’t suppose he’s spoken to Katharina Liebherr yet, so why would he resign before he had done?

“Why would he cut off his nose to spite his face?

“Katharina might say to Pochettino ‘I am willing to put more money in now Cortese has left?’”