Mauricio Pochettino told to snub Arsenal and wait for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacking at Manchester United

first_imgMauricio Pochettino told to snub Arsenal and wait for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacking at Manchester United Mauricio Pochettino has been told to snub Arsenal and wait for Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Jermaine Jenas has urged Mauricio Pochettino to snub a move to Arsenal and wait for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be sacked at Manchester United.Arsenal have identified former Tottenham manager Pochettino as a contender to take over from Unai Emery after the Spaniard’s dismal 18-month reign came to an end on Friday.Pochettino took Spurs to the Champions League final last term but paid the price for a shocking run of form this season as he lost his job and was replaced by Jose Mourinho. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 1 Dec 2019 12:10 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.8kShares Jose Mourinho: Unai Emery sacking is ‘sad news’To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:41FullscreenJose Mourinho: Unai Emery sacking is ‘sad news’ is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.In a statement, he said: ‘I would like to thank Joe Lewis and Daniel Levy for giving me the opportunity to be part of Tottenham Hotspur’s history.‘I would like to thank also everyone I met at Tottenham, all the club staff and the football players during these five and a half years.‘Finally I would like to give a special mention to the fans who make this club so great with their fantastic support. Comment Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is struggling at Manchester United (Picture: Getty)‘I gave the best of me to accomplish the objectives I was asked for in our first meeting. There were equally tough challenges as exciting success.‘Best wishes for the future, I am sure we will cross paths again.’Mourinho’s Spurs beat Bournemouth on Saturday; Arsenal face Norwich City tomorrow.MORE: Emmanuel Petit wants Patrick Vieira to be next Arsenal managerMORE: Freddie Ljungberg reveals how his Arsenal side will differ to Unai Emery’s Advertisement Advertisement Unai Emery was sacked by the Gunners on Friday (Picture: Getty)The Argentine has been strongly linked with a move to Spurs’ north London rivals since Emery’s sacking but Jenas says he is in ‘another bracket’ to Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Arsenal’s a huge football club and I’m sure the wages would be great for Mauricio,’ Jenas told BT Sport. ‘I put myself in his shoes though and would say his stock is far higher than that personally.‘I think the job he did at Tottenham puts him in another bracket.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think if I was Mauricio I’d be sat there going well I’ll have six months off to recuperate and rest as I have been working non-stop for six years.‘Come the end of the season there’s a good chance that Manchester United might ring the phone, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid.’Pochettino is a hugely popular figure at Tottenham and spoke out for the first time since being sacked on Thursday.last_img read more

Jol: Fulham are in safe hands

first_img “We are very close. It’s not easy to win games. “I can appreciate fans are getting a bit nervous, or other people. If they invest money in the club, they would like to be in the top 10. “The only risk I can see is that we will still be near the bottom at the end of the season. I never did that (took part in a relegation battle). I feel I can keep them up, but it’s not about me.” Jol, who guided Fulham to ninth and 12th in the last two seasons, is not happy with the jeers. “That is a problem,” said Jol of the boos. “It’s not helpful. That is what always worries me. “It’s bad, it’s not good for your health. I’ve got a thick skin. I could easily say ‘b***** off’, but I won’t do that. It’s the reality of the Premier League.” Jol also believes supporters calling for his dismissal should recognise the financial constraints at Fulham. The Dutchman’s position is under scrutiny after another late lapse saw Cardiff claim a 2-1 win on Saturday, meaning the Cottagers are still without a home victory in the top flight since April 1 in a run which has seen supporters’ frustration grow. “The devil was playing with us. If you concede goals that late, it’s awful,” former Tottenham, Hamburg and Ajax boss Jol said. He added: “I can understand the criticism but they should realise that we are 20th in the table in spending money.” Following a change of ownership, with American billionaire Shahid Khan taking control from Mohamed Al Fayed, there could be more funds available in the future. Whether Khan will entrust Jol to spend them remains to be seen. Jol added: “You never know. They could say that you are fine and the next day you are out.” Press Association Martin Jol is confident Fulham will not be relegated from the Barclays Premier League with him in charge.last_img read more