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Pochettino Resigns From Southampton

News has now been announced that Mauricio Pochettino has resigned from the position of manager at Southampton in order to take up the same role at Tottenham Hotspur.

So many rumours have flown around since the season ended, and as each day passed Spurs' interest in our manager gathered pace, and the press were confirming that he was in 'advanced' talks with Spurs recently.

This has now come to pass, and saintsfc have released the following statement confirming his departure.

'Southampton has today accepted the resignation of Mauricio Pochettino, and concluded negotiations with Tottenham Hotspur over his appointment as their new manager.'

The statement goes on to confirm that our backroom team of assistant manager Jesus Perez, first team coach Miguel D'Agostino and goalkeeping coach Toni Jimenez will also all now depart Southampton.

Chairman Ralph Krieger went on to say.

'The club has been on a consistent path of growth since the arrival of Markus Liebherr in 2009. This growth took place before Mauricio game, it continued strongly under his leadership, and it will continue into the next season. The board's job is to find opportunity in this challenge and to continue to move the Club forward.'

Krueger confirms that the club have now begun the process of searching for a 'new high calibre manager' and they will be seeking a manager that shares 'our values, our principles and our philosophy' so we can continue to grow our first team foundation and the promotion of our young talents.

Now we await the inevitable greater speculation about the future of our players, as that is certainly going to kick up a level whilst we are managerless.

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Writer: Vital Saint Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 27 2014

Time: 6:25PM

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I come in peace, just I'd be interested in any comments about Pochettino's time at your club. He appears to have done well but he followed Atkins and I thought he did ok for you. Just interested in whether you're happy or disappointed. Spurs fans seem to be in two minds. Many more wanted FdB but seems Levy's choice was Pochetinno.
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27/05/2014 19:48:00

without wishing to appear to be patronising I would like to express my sorrow for Southampton and their fans following our club's poaching of your manager. First it was Harry doing the dirty and leaving you with debts. Then we stole Bale, then we bought out the clause in Bale's transfer which would have given decent money to Southampton if he was a success at Spurs and now Pochitino's resignation which presumably negated or at least reduced the amount of compensation payable to you. This was a typical Levy trick and although good for Spurs it flies in the face of fair play and honour. How can we expect loyalty and honour from our players if we see this sort of activity going on. Ironically it was Harry whose dodgy dealing that left you in debt forcing you to accept Spurs' buy out of the success clause regarding Bale. Best of luck for the coming season, except when we play you of course. all fans must love their club but this sort of activity just does not seem fair.
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28/05/2014 09:37:00

Just modern football, difficult to feel much really, as we can hardly the say the club was loyal to Nigel Adkins for example, so can't be hypocritical about Poch using us as a stepping stone to further his own career. Good manager and motivator and he'll do well for you lads, if you give him time. But having looked at how the AvB situation went for you, I'm not sure your board will give Poch the time he needs, so it might be a move he regrets but the money will no doubt soften that blow if it doesn't work out for him.
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28/05/2014 20:10:00

As long as it does not pan out like Glenn we will be happy! Good luck for the season ahead.
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28/05/2014 21:30:00


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