Saints need to be wary of the domino effect

Daily Echo: David Moyes David Moyes

Saints will be hoping that David Moyes’ axing as Manchester United manager will not result in a managerial merry-go-round that could include Mauricio Pochettino.

United sacked Moyes less than a year after he took charge at Old Trafford following an awful first campaign, placing Ryan Giggs in temporary charge for a spell that could take in their final day fixture against Saints at St Mary’s.

Holland boss Louis van Gaal has been installed as the heavy favourite for the job at 6-5 with the bookies.

Sources close to Tottenham have reported that Spurs intend to sack Tim Sherwood at the end of the campaign and are choosing between Van Gaal and Pochettino as a replacement.

If Van Gaal were to go to United it would only intensify the speculation surrounding Pochettino’s future, with the Saints boss yet to extend his current deal which has just one more season left to run.

United said in a statement: "Following the departure of David Moyes as manager, Manchester United has announced that Ryan Giggs, the club’s most decorated player, will assume responsibility for the first team until a permanent appointment can be made.

“The club will make no further comment on this process until it is concluded.”

It might not take long to discover what is going to happen though as United will try to move quickly to install a permanent replacement for Moyes.

They are determined not to make the same mistake as last summer when Moyes did not take over until the start of July, meaning a big chunk of the transfer window had already passed.

Van Gaal’s credentials make it clear why he is a strong contender– he won the 1995 Champions League as coach of Ajax, has won Spanish league titles with Barcelona and reached the 2010 Champions League final as well as winning the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.

He is also used to working with big-name players and attracting big signings – neither of which were part of Moyes’ track record.

Van Gaal has also made it clear that he will be looking to move on from being Holland’s head coach after the World Cup.

Jurgen Klopp has been touted as a candidate for the top jobs in European football, most recently as the next Barcelona head coach, but he wasted little time in ruling himself out of the Manchester United job.

The 46-year-old said: “Man United is a great club, but my commitment to Borussia Dortmund and the people is not breakable.”

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8:25am Wed 23 Apr 14

SiamSaint says...

The world cup finishes in July so Van Gall would miss a lot of the action.
The world cup finishes in July so Van Gall would miss a lot of the action. SiamSaint
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8:33am Wed 23 Apr 14

elvisimo says...

no point in speculating on something we have no control over.
no point in speculating on something we have no control over. elvisimo
  • Score: 6

9:03am Wed 23 Apr 14

keven says...

Moyes will probably end up at spurs and that leaves no domino effect
Moyes will probably end up at spurs and that leaves no domino effect keven
  • Score: 5

9:29am Wed 23 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

I think we should be more aware of the negative newspaper report effect?
I think we should be more aware of the negative newspaper report effect? OSPREYSAINT
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9:50am Wed 23 Apr 14

THE12THMAN says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
I think we should be more aware of the negative newspaper report effect?
I must agree, the D.E. And Basingstoke Gazzel just love to print negative stories to do with Southampton Football Club,COYR.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: I think we should be more aware of the negative newspaper report effect?[/p][/quote]I must agree, the D.E. And Basingstoke Gazzel just love to print negative stories to do with Southampton Football Club,COYR. THE12THMAN
  • Score: 7

11:02am Wed 23 Apr 14

Malcombe says...

We all know who holds the truth about the Manager of Southampton FC one man and perhaps one other David the Interpretor, Potchettino has said many times he will not reveal his future until in his own words the end of the season but thousand wish he would to stop speculation that's driving me insane and probably thousands of others, what has Spurs or any Club come to that got that Southampton hasn't? I'm baffled, please leave him alone Levy and any of the other Owners of Premiership Clubs for the sake of Managing Southampton FC for many years to come. .

What the hell is going on who starts these rumours is it Bookies? Last week Ruud Gullit said it's definite that Van Gaal is going to Spurs and he supposed to of signed a Contract, I've always been a firm believer that nobody is indispensable and I stick by that but I definitely do not want MoPo to leave to me he's the best thing since slice bread in Football Managers to come to Southampton since big Mac.
My problem is I can't resist looking for any news with something that has interest of Southampton FC and it's future and I'm a born optimist until all this speculation stirs me and gives me doubts, it's hell like an itch that won't go away, I hate wishing my time away so if I could predict what will happen in the Summer I can relax but I'm not gifted, is there anyone out there who can predict?
We all know who holds the truth about the Manager of Southampton FC one man and perhaps one other David the Interpretor, Potchettino has said many times he will not reveal his future until in his own words the end of the season but thousand wish he would to stop speculation that's driving me insane and probably thousands of others, what has Spurs or any Club come to that got that Southampton hasn't? I'm baffled, please leave him alone Levy and any of the other Owners of Premiership Clubs for the sake of Managing Southampton FC for many years to come. . What the hell is going on who starts these rumours is it Bookies? Last week Ruud Gullit said it's definite that Van Gaal is going to Spurs and he supposed to of signed a Contract, I've always been a firm believer that nobody is indispensable and I stick by that but I definitely do not want MoPo to leave to me he's the best thing since slice bread in Football Managers to come to Southampton since big Mac. My problem is I can't resist looking for any news with something that has interest of Southampton FC and it's future and I'm a born optimist until all this speculation stirs me and gives me doubts, it's hell like an itch that won't go away, I hate wishing my time away so if I could predict what will happen in the Summer I can relax but I'm not gifted, is there anyone out there who can predict? Malcombe
  • Score: 3

12:28pm Wed 23 Apr 14

StHuey says...

What rubbish speculation.
Let's be afraid of the dark too and the toilet monster.

2+2=7 here, and that must be true because someone thought it and the bookies gave it good odds
What rubbish speculation. Let's be afraid of the dark too and the toilet monster. 2+2=7 here, and that must be true because someone thought it and the bookies gave it good odds StHuey
  • Score: 5

1:12am Thu 24 Apr 14

White and red till dead says...

StHuey wrote:
What rubbish speculation. Let's be afraid of the dark too and the toilet monster. 2+2=7 here, and that must be true because someone thought it and the bookies gave it good odds
You mean the toilet monster's not real??
[quote][p][bold]StHuey[/bold] wrote: What rubbish speculation. Let's be afraid of the dark too and the toilet monster. 2+2=7 here, and that must be true because someone thought it and the bookies gave it good odds[/p][/quote]You mean the toilet monster's not real?? White and red till dead
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2:22pm Thu 24 Apr 14

lowe esteem says...

elvisimo wrote:
no point in speculating on something we have no control over.
I will only read the results in future.
Thank You.
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: no point in speculating on something we have no control over.[/p][/quote]I will only read the results in future. Thank You. lowe esteem
  • Score: 0

7:56am Fri 25 Apr 14

Saint Jinx says...

elvisimo wrote:
no point in speculating on something we have no control over.
No, but I wish Pochettino was as forthright as Jurgen Klopp. and come out and say that he is definitely staying.

I know people are going to say that it all depends on the board and the money made available and hopefully (good) things are going on behind the scenes, but all this is making me very nervous.
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: no point in speculating on something we have no control over.[/p][/quote]No, but I wish Pochettino was as forthright as Jurgen Klopp. and come out and say that he is definitely staying. I know people are going to say that it all depends on the board and the money made available and hopefully (good) things are going on behind the scenes, but all this is making me very nervous. Saint Jinx
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