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michaelj70

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Put it this way, how many players do United have that get into our XI? I’d say 1. They need a complete rebuild.

Chelsea have shown their hand now, they want somebody to come in and bring immediate results while also wanting little say in how to build the team. Going to be hard to find a good match. Poch was actually an astute choice for their project last summer and I thought they had finally started to understand how to operate in the PL. I was wrong.
With all players fit and in form I would take quite a few to us, and away from thecManchester rain
 

Archibald&Crooks

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The footballing world felt dirty when he was at Chelsea, I think I was happiest when the fucker was either overseas or out of work. So thank fuck that's over :D

Having said that, he has to consider his next move very carefully. IMO, his next move is very important because if it doesn't work out, he won't get many more chances at 'top' clubs. He's in danger of becoming a 'nearly' man, one who can get a club so far, but never quite manages to win things. If he's going to carry on being considered an 'elite' coach, at some point he has to start winning things.

There's a new breed of manager coming through so from that perspective, football is moving along at pace which is something I hope Mo can tap into. Just not at an English club please. Go on Mo, go to Munich :D
 

ComfortablyNumb

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Would be gutted to see him go to United but feel like it’s been a long time coming and he’d jump at the chance.
I feel the opposite. I don’t think any aspect of Poch’s skill set would enhance any Prem team. I hope he stays in our League and snags a team that might otherwise be a rival. My only concern is that Utd aren’t at that level yet, so it would be a waste of Poch’s destructive potential.
 

Jamturk

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I wouldn't go as far as to say his time is over but for me he belongs in the Mourinho/Conte/|Allegri bracket that though they are still good coaches they are no longer cutting edge.

The new school of De Zerbi/Alonso/Arteta have surpassed anything he used to do he would put United on the right path for their next manager to take them to the promised land he'd be the perfect appointment for them.

The influernce of Kane may well pique Bayerns interest but like PSG I don't think he will take them where they want to go.

A few on Spurs twatter are making noises about him being better than big Ange and bringing him back, I despair at the stupidity of some of our lot sometimes.
 

jolsnogross

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It's hilarious that Chelsea review their season and strategy and think Poch is a weak link. Fucking hilarious. They'll probably flounder in mediocrity for the full tenure of their clown owners. The guy worked wonders there in the end and had them playing some good stuff without the calamities at the back. Any manager with half a brain would steer well clear.

As for Poch, his tenure there has only raised his profile. He'd be a good get for United or Bayern. If he's not at a club for the first half of next season, he'll be an attractive option for anyone underperforming!
 

allatsea

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I wouldn't go as far as to say his time is over but for me he belongs in the Mourinho/Conte/|Allegri bracket that though they are still good coaches they are no longer cutting edge.

The new school of De Zerbi/Alonso/Arteta have surpassed anything he used to do he would put United on the right path for their next manager to take them to the promised land he'd be the perfect appointment for them.

The influernce of Kane may well pique Bayerns interest but like PSG I don't think he will take them where they want to go.

A few on Spurs twatter are making noises about him being better than big Ange and bringing him back, I despair at the stupidity of some of our lot sometimes.
I thought Kane was one of the main reasons he got sacked from Spurs ?
 

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I wouldn't go as far as to say his time is over but for me he belongs in the Mourinho/Conte/|Allegri bracket that though they are still good coaches they are no longer cutting edge.

The new school of De Zerbi/Alonso/Arteta have surpassed anything he used to do he would put United on the right path for their next manager to take them to the promised land he'd be the perfect appointment for them.

The influernce of Kane may well pique Bayerns interest but like PSG I don't think he will take them where they want to go.

A few on Spurs twatter are making noises about him being better than big Ange and bringing him back, I despair at the stupidity of some of our lot sometimes.
I disagree. The biggest mistakes he has made is taking clubs which are clearly not the right fit for him. But he showed signs at Chelsea of taking chaos and creating order and they have been impressive since the new year. I think he is a better fit for Utd or a club with less immediate expectation like Newcastle than chelsea or PSG. there is a question mark over him trophy wise but i suppose there also is over de zerbi
 

spursfan77

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Todd B is just the front man no?

I thought it was this egbali guy that really calls the shots

Either way club

can’t believe Poch sold his soul for this lot

Only 1 season, no trophies and no obvious affinity for the club means most spurs fans will probably forgive him

That’s right. Playing a blinder getting everyone blaming Boehly though, isn’t he!

The Spurs fan and Eghbali are the ones pulling the very tangled strings. They don’t know what they are doing.

I bet Clearlake sell the club the first chance they get.
 

spursfan77

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So he’s their guy and a great fit then after one year he isn’t a strategic fit? Oh and missing those big chances isn’t down to Poch, it’s Nicolas fucking Jackson and his crew


Chelsea don’t know their ass from a hole in the ground

It is because Boehly made the appointment and now Eghbali doesn’t want Poch and wants his own man in. It’s all dick swinging between the controlling interests none of whom know how to run a football club.
 

Metalhead

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I wouldn't go as far as to say his time is over but for me he belongs in the Mourinho/Conte/|Allegri bracket that though they are still good coaches they are no longer cutting edge.

The new school of De Zerbi/Alonso/Arteta have surpassed anything he used to do he would put United on the right path for their next manager to take them to the promised land he'd be the perfect appointment for them.

The influernce of Kane may well pique Bayerns interest but like PSG I don't think he will take them where they want to go.

A few on Spurs twatter are making noises about him being better than big Ange and bringing him back, I despair at the stupidity of some of our lot sometimes.
Talksport, which is a magnet for embarrassing fans, already had one on this morning saying that Poch needs to come back and replace Ange.
 

Flashp

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First the Scum losing the league and now this, maybe there is a football God after all?

In my book the Poch news is a clear double positive for us, Poch not at that horrible club, and same horrible club cast into disarray and unstability yet again, just as you could see his work taking form. Long may it continue.

I can live happily with him managing anywhere else than in the PL, and would wish him every succes there.
 

Marty

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People will of course be trying to push Poch to Bayern because of Kane and Dier, but if I were him I'd be looking at Juventus and Milan and thinking I might prefer some of that.
 
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