Poch happy at Saints

Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino

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Mauricio Pochettino insists he is happy at Saints and is not thinking about his long term future.

There seems to be constant speculation linking him with moves to other clubs following the excellent work he has done at Saints and the departure of Nicola Cortese as executive chairman.

Added to that mix is that Pochettino only has one further season after this to run on his current contract, and talks over a new deal have yet to start.

Pochettino was this week linked with Real Madrid but said: “You all know I am not one to speak about rumours, speak about unrealistic things, intangible things, so I really have no comment on that.

“I also don’t like to talk about the future - I am not one to talk about the long-term future.

“Real Madrid are an amazing club, a great club and you never know what could happen in football, but at the moment I am really happy at Southampton and that is my present right now. Nothing else.”

He added: “Of course it’s very flattering for Southampton as a football club and also for our players because they are the ones on the pitch making us so great, so it is very flattering in that sense.”

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5:14pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Rudolf Hucker says...

1st.
Poch is happy at SFC and we are happy and proud to have him as our manager...Give him an 8 year contract like Newcastle gave Alan Pardew.
1st. Poch is happy at SFC and we are happy and proud to have him as our manager...Give him an 8 year contract like Newcastle gave Alan Pardew. Rudolf Hucker
  • Score: 39

5:37pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Folkestone Saint says...

I think we should put a 5 year deal in front of him just so we can find out where we as a club stand with him
I think we should put a 5 year deal in front of him just so we can find out where we as a club stand with him Folkestone Saint
  • Score: 25

5:39pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Clever Dick says...

Rudolf Hucker wrote:
1st.
Poch is happy at SFC and we are happy and proud to have him as our manager...Give him an 8 year contract like Newcastle gave Alan Pardew.
Why would he want to go to Real Madrid? He'd only have players like Ronaldo there. Adam's much better.
[quote][p][bold]Rudolf Hucker[/bold] wrote: 1st. Poch is happy at SFC and we are happy and proud to have him as our manager...Give him an 8 year contract like Newcastle gave Alan Pardew.[/p][/quote]Why would he want to go to Real Madrid? He'd only have players like Ronaldo there. Adam's much better. Clever Dick
  • Score: 28

5:48pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Big weekend for us. Newcastle away to Chelsea and Spuds v Everton. We really need to capitalise and keep pushing forward. Don't see Fulham doing much at old trafford but you never know.
Big weekend for us. Newcastle away to Chelsea and Spuds v Everton. We really need to capitalise and keep pushing forward. Don't see Fulham doing much at old trafford but you never know. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 12

6:39pm Thu 6 Feb 14

JohnItaly says...

I will be very surprised if talks about MoPo's new contract start before the summer. I, along with a number of Saints' supporters, was surprised that there were no additions to the squad during the January window especially with the departure of Osvaldo. Assuming the Club did not seriously seek a player then it is conceivable that with relegation no real threat and possibly rising to 7th by May it was decided to strengthen the squad in summer when transfer activity is less frenetic and cheaper! Also it will have given MoPo a full season to assess the way forward and continue our fantastic journey. MoPo's future with Saints will, I think, depend largely on MoPo being given the funds and blessing to implement his plans.
I will be very surprised if talks about MoPo's new contract start before the summer. I, along with a number of Saints' supporters, was surprised that there were no additions to the squad during the January window especially with the departure of Osvaldo. Assuming the Club did not seriously seek a player then it is conceivable that with relegation no real threat and possibly rising to 7th by May it was decided to strengthen the squad in summer when transfer activity is less frenetic and cheaper! Also it will have given MoPo a full season to assess the way forward and continue our fantastic journey. MoPo's future with Saints will, I think, depend largely on MoPo being given the funds and blessing to implement his plans. JohnItaly
  • Score: 14

6:41pm Thu 6 Feb 14

SouthLondonSaint says...

Fair play to mopo, must be a nice feeling getting linked to one of the major clubs in European/World football. If nothing else it shows someone is taking notice of what is happening at Saints.

Stoke will be a good test, they are fighting for survival and had a great win on Saturday, it's also probably gna be wet and windy so not gna be easy. Looks like Wanyama took a nock on Saturday so he may not start, could be a useful tool against Stoke.
Fair play to mopo, must be a nice feeling getting linked to one of the major clubs in European/World football. If nothing else it shows someone is taking notice of what is happening at Saints. Stoke will be a good test, they are fighting for survival and had a great win on Saturday, it's also probably gna be wet and windy so not gna be easy. Looks like Wanyama took a nock on Saturday so he may not start, could be a useful tool against Stoke. SouthLondonSaint
  • Score: 5

6:52pm Thu 6 Feb 14

warrens 76 says...

This 'constant speculation' ..anything that the Echo feels free to knock back..
This 'constant speculation' ..anything that the Echo feels free to knock back.. warrens 76
  • Score: -1

6:57pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Jan28th1984 says...

To be fair, no one can make any sort of comment about their long term future when any possible future deal isn't even on the table yet.
In our favour is the Academy churning out quality players, waiting to be brought on by a manager whose specialty is....well....bringi
ng on quality young players.
Unlike Espanol, though, we don't have to sell them to balance the books so I do hope he will stay to see them all evolve into a thing-winning squad.
To be fair, no one can make any sort of comment about their long term future when any possible future deal isn't even on the table yet. In our favour is the Academy churning out quality players, waiting to be brought on by a manager whose specialty is....well....bringi ng on quality young players. Unlike Espanol, though, we don't have to sell them to balance the books so I do hope he will stay to see them all evolve into a thing-winning squad. Jan28th1984
  • Score: 13

7:31pm Thu 6 Feb 14

legh_langston says...

Katharina Liebherr wanted more smiles.
I hope she was watching The Saints' supporters walking away from Craven Cottage on Saturday!
Katharina Liebherr wanted more smiles. I hope she was watching The Saints' supporters walking away from Craven Cottage on Saturday! legh_langston
  • Score: 16

8:52pm Thu 6 Feb 14

red/whitearmy says...

I reckon his staying depends on any if any take over deals. He is happy at the moment but not sure about long term . Katharina in no rush to sell , good news , But surely Poch feels he wants to stay long term. One way is for KL to offer him 2/3 season contract.
I reckon his staying depends on any if any take over deals. He is happy at the moment but not sure about long term . Katharina in no rush to sell , good news , But surely Poch feels he wants to stay long term. One way is for KL to offer him 2/3 season contract. red/whitearmy
  • Score: 9

9:36pm Thu 6 Feb 14

tinas says...

Rudolf Hucker wrote:
1st.
Poch is happy at SFC and we are happy and proud to have him as our manager...Give him an 8 year contract like Newcastle gave Alan Pardew.
I think it's too soon to give him a long-term contract. While there's no doubting his man-management, motivation and organisational skills, he’s yet to prove that he’s any good at picking good players. The debacles with Forren and Osvaldo, his surprisingly frequent selections of Hooiveld and Fox and his apparent preference for Wanyama over Cork suggest that this is not his forte. Plenty of time to prove me wrong of course, but let’s not be in a rush.
[quote][p][bold]Rudolf Hucker[/bold] wrote: 1st. Poch is happy at SFC and we are happy and proud to have him as our manager...Give him an 8 year contract like Newcastle gave Alan Pardew.[/p][/quote]I think it's too soon to give him a long-term contract. While there's no doubting his man-management, motivation and organisational skills, he’s yet to prove that he’s any good at picking good players. The debacles with Forren and Osvaldo, his surprisingly frequent selections of Hooiveld and Fox and his apparent preference for Wanyama over Cork suggest that this is not his forte. Plenty of time to prove me wrong of course, but let’s not be in a rush. tinas
  • Score: -12

10:52pm Thu 6 Feb 14

cotswoldsaint says...

See on the BBC website that the ban on Francis Benali has been lifted.
See on the BBC website that the ban on Francis Benali has been lifted. cotswoldsaint
  • Score: 1

12:47am Fri 7 Feb 14

Dave Juson says...

The big rumour around Freemantle is that the Southern Daily Echo is being transfered to Grimsby, and the Ugly Inside will be filling the void.
The big rumour around Freemantle is that the Southern Daily Echo is being transfered to Grimsby, and the Ugly Inside will be filling the void. Dave Juson
  • Score: 4

1:05am Fri 7 Feb 14

husky-1 says...

""""""I agree with Pochettino regarding the europa league""""" ... is a competition that wears away and physically destroys players ... particularly when the insole is not large as in the case of the holy ... more serious damage that the benefits .. and economically is not good ... midseason premiere .. Players would crawl saint by the accumulated fatigue ..
""""""I agree with Pochettino regarding the europa league""""" ... is a competition that wears away and physically destroys players ... particularly when the insole is not large as in the case of the holy ... more serious damage that the benefits .. and economically is not good ... midseason premiere .. Players would crawl saint by the accumulated fatigue .. husky-1
  • Score: -3

5:10am Fri 7 Feb 14

Chicago Saint says...

tinas wrote:
Rudolf Hucker wrote:
1st.
Poch is happy at SFC and we are happy and proud to have him as our manager...Give him an 8 year contract like Newcastle gave Alan Pardew.
I think it's too soon to give him a long-term contract. While there's no doubting his man-management, motivation and organisational skills, he’s yet to prove that he’s any good at picking good players. The debacles with Forren and Osvaldo, his surprisingly frequent selections of Hooiveld and Fox and his apparent preference for Wanyama over Cork suggest that this is not his forte. Plenty of time to prove me wrong of course, but let’s not be in a rush.
Need to pay closer attention to your team buddy. Forren was not signed by MP for one. DO was a gamble that could have paid very high dividends had he acted as a true professional with the talent he possesses. It was a calculated risk to sign him and I think any manager would have taken the same gamble given the opportunity. As far as his choice of players, very few people outside the training ground have the first-hand knowledge on what form the players are showing in training. He makes his decisions accordingly and we have to back him as he is the most qualified to make these decisions. What more can you ask of a manager of your club? MP presents himself like a true professional with the media, the management, the fans, has imposed his style of play on the team and has heads turning throughout Europe, if not worldwide, with the style he has developed here at SFC. Sure, he hasn't won the Premiership, nor a place in the Champions League, but let's not forget how far this this team has come in such a short time from division three just a couple of years ago to overpowering possession on most of their opponents in the Premiership. MP (and NA of course) and simply class acts when it comes to managers and I for one am proud to have them manage the team that I love!
[quote][p][bold]tinas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rudolf Hucker[/bold] wrote: 1st. Poch is happy at SFC and we are happy and proud to have him as our manager...Give him an 8 year contract like Newcastle gave Alan Pardew.[/p][/quote]I think it's too soon to give him a long-term contract. While there's no doubting his man-management, motivation and organisational skills, he’s yet to prove that he’s any good at picking good players. The debacles with Forren and Osvaldo, his surprisingly frequent selections of Hooiveld and Fox and his apparent preference for Wanyama over Cork suggest that this is not his forte. Plenty of time to prove me wrong of course, but let’s not be in a rush.[/p][/quote]Need to pay closer attention to your team buddy. Forren was not signed by MP for one. DO was a gamble that could have paid very high dividends had he acted as a true professional with the talent he possesses. It was a calculated risk to sign him and I think any manager would have taken the same gamble given the opportunity. As far as his choice of players, very few people outside the training ground have the first-hand knowledge on what form the players are showing in training. He makes his decisions accordingly and we have to back him as he is the most qualified to make these decisions. What more can you ask of a manager of your club? MP presents himself like a true professional with the media, the management, the fans, has imposed his style of play on the team and has heads turning throughout Europe, if not worldwide, with the style he has developed here at SFC. Sure, he hasn't won the Premiership, nor a place in the Champions League, but let's not forget how far this this team has come in such a short time from division three just a couple of years ago to overpowering possession on most of their opponents in the Premiership. MP (and NA of course) and simply class acts when it comes to managers and I for one am proud to have them manage the team that I love! Chicago Saint
  • Score: 10

7:49am Fri 7 Feb 14

Velleity says...

If there's a single priority for Katharina is has to be keeping MP. I just hope that she can enthuse him in the way that Nicola clearly did. If he stays, I see a golden period of quality, exciting, entertaining and successful football for us. Given what he's done in a year I look forward to seeing what he can do with more time.
If there's a single priority for Katharina is has to be keeping MP. I just hope that she can enthuse him in the way that Nicola clearly did. If he stays, I see a golden period of quality, exciting, entertaining and successful football for us. Given what he's done in a year I look forward to seeing what he can do with more time. Velleity
  • Score: 5

10:02am Fri 7 Feb 14

oldchippy65 says...

Chicago Saint wrote:
tinas wrote:
Rudolf Hucker wrote:
1st.
Poch is happy at SFC and we are happy and proud to have him as our manager...Give him an 8 year contract like Newcastle gave Alan Pardew.
I think it's too soon to give him a long-term contract. While there's no doubting his man-management, motivation and organisational skills, he’s yet to prove that he’s any good at picking good players. The debacles with Forren and Osvaldo, his surprisingly frequent selections of Hooiveld and Fox and his apparent preference for Wanyama over Cork suggest that this is not his forte. Plenty of time to prove me wrong of course, but let’s not be in a rush.
Need to pay closer attention to your team buddy. Forren was not signed by MP for one. DO was a gamble that could have paid very high dividends had he acted as a true professional with the talent he possesses. It was a calculated risk to sign him and I think any manager would have taken the same gamble given the opportunity. As far as his choice of players, very few people outside the training ground have the first-hand knowledge on what form the players are showing in training. He makes his decisions accordingly and we have to back him as he is the most qualified to make these decisions. What more can you ask of a manager of your club? MP presents himself like a true professional with the media, the management, the fans, has imposed his style of play on the team and has heads turning throughout Europe, if not worldwide, with the style he has developed here at SFC. Sure, he hasn't won the Premiership, nor a place in the Champions League, but let's not forget how far this this team has come in such a short time from division three just a couple of years ago to overpowering possession on most of their opponents in the Premiership. MP (and NA of course) and simply class acts when it comes to managers and I for one am proud to have them manage the team that I love!
HERE HERE!
[quote][p][bold]Chicago Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rudolf Hucker[/bold] wrote: 1st. Poch is happy at SFC and we are happy and proud to have him as our manager...Give him an 8 year contract like Newcastle gave Alan Pardew.[/p][/quote]I think it's too soon to give him a long-term contract. While there's no doubting his man-management, motivation and organisational skills, he’s yet to prove that he’s any good at picking good players. The debacles with Forren and Osvaldo, his surprisingly frequent selections of Hooiveld and Fox and his apparent preference for Wanyama over Cork suggest that this is not his forte. Plenty of time to prove me wrong of course, but let’s not be in a rush.[/p][/quote]Need to pay closer attention to your team buddy. Forren was not signed by MP for one. DO was a gamble that could have paid very high dividends had he acted as a true professional with the talent he possesses. It was a calculated risk to sign him and I think any manager would have taken the same gamble given the opportunity. As far as his choice of players, very few people outside the training ground have the first-hand knowledge on what form the players are showing in training. He makes his decisions accordingly and we have to back him as he is the most qualified to make these decisions. What more can you ask of a manager of your club? MP presents himself like a true professional with the media, the management, the fans, has imposed his style of play on the team and has heads turning throughout Europe, if not worldwide, with the style he has developed here at SFC. Sure, he hasn't won the Premiership, nor a place in the Champions League, but let's not forget how far this this team has come in such a short time from division three just a couple of years ago to overpowering possession on most of their opponents in the Premiership. MP (and NA of course) and simply class acts when it comes to managers and I for one am proud to have them manage the team that I love![/p][/quote]HERE HERE! oldchippy65
  • Score: 2

11:45am Fri 7 Feb 14

Wembley76 says...

Let's face it.....if offered the dream job of a lifetime...who would not take it? Football is a very fickle business and loyalty is something that went out of fashion many years ago (exception Le Tissier)....look at the Laudrup situation... few months ago he was tipped fro most big jobs...now he is unemployed..we need to recognise if the right job comes up MP will probably leave...let's make the most of him whilst he is around and keep developing the academy and backroom staff...for when it happens
Let's face it.....if offered the dream job of a lifetime...who would not take it? Football is a very fickle business and loyalty is something that went out of fashion many years ago (exception Le Tissier)....look at the Laudrup situation... few months ago he was tipped fro most big jobs...now he is unemployed..we need to recognise if the right job comes up MP will probably leave...let's make the most of him whilst he is around and keep developing the academy and backroom staff...for when it happens Wembley76
  • Score: 0

1:47pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Alicesdad says...

I don't know what's going on!
What's happening?
I don't know what's going on! What's happening? Alicesdad
  • Score: 0

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