Lambert Calls For New Poch Contract
Striker Rickie Lambert has called on Southampton to secure the long term future of manager Mauricio Pochettino at the club sooner rather than later.
In quotes carried by the Daily Echo, Lambert has called on the deal to be sorted as quickly as possible following recent reports where neither the gaffer nor new chairman Ralph Krueger would be drawn into comment.
'I think it's important that you hear the things you want to hear, that players are not going to get sold, that we're going to be trying to push on again next year and progress the way we've been progressing. Obviously, having the gaffer here, I think that's the main thing - getting him tied down to a contract.'
Lambert goes on to say that the sooner fans and the players can hear the news that he has signed an extension the better it will be for everyone because what he has helped achieve at the club since coming in as Nigel Adkins' replacement is pretty obviously in terms of how we now play and go at teams.
The England forward goes on to say that players aren't panicking over it or anything like that, but the more stability you can have at a club helps your focus on both the now and the future, so not having to try and deal with the endless press speculation that will no doubt happen ahead of any new deal being done, would be an obvious benefit as everybody sees out this season with as many wins as we can, and then build towards next season.
'I know he's managed for a few years, but it's early in his career. I think his potential is the sky really. I think we can see that, and I think everyone else can see that, so it's important we get him tied down.'
I think we all know the stories that we will see over the summer given off pitch changes at the club this season, so an early announcement here will leave some areas of the press really having to work to come up with something to bash the club with.
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