Pochettino Gets The Boot.
News coming out of St. Marys today is that Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked by Southampton. The decision has apparently been made after disagreements about the transfer funds made available to the former boss.
(Pochettino leaves after saving Southampton from relegation last year)
After saving the saints from relegation Pochettino was reportedly wanting a large transfer budget to push Southampton up the league and challenge a top half place.
When we caught up with Pochettino and his translator they told us this “I couldn’t stay here, the players and the fans are great but when the board show such a lack of ambition its disappointing. The final straw was when the board told me I wouldn’t have any funds to spend, I told them there and then I would be leaving. I wish the new man success and maybe a challenge in the future.”
Southamptons chairmen had this response “Mauricio has served his time with the club and we thank him for his time here. Unfortunately our relationship just couldn’t continue, Mauricios comments on the boards ambition angered us as we feel the club is right on track!”
We got the fans take on who should be the new manager at the club.
One fan said “I would love to have Frank de Boer here he could do wonders at the club!”
The next person we interviewed answered “We should persuade AVB to come here that sounds good to me.”
The final fan told us “I want a young manager someone who knows the club, somebody whoo knows the fans and knows what we want, so maybe someone like Matt Le Tissier, Dave Jones or maybe Kevin Keegan.”
(Frank De Boer a name fans want to see as the new Southampton boss)
The bookies have also had there say on the matter:
Steve Clarke – 5-2
Dave Jones – 7-1
Harry Redknapp – 10-1
Matt Le Tissier – 100-1
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