- Aug 15, 2018
I don't see Poch as a guarantee, but I see him for what he is and what he has done in the PL. I think he has met or exceeded the expectations put in front of him at both stops so far in the Premier League, so I hesitate to think that if the expectations were for him to win trophies here,and they would be, that he wouldn't achieve it.Although I agree with you on stupid decisions with managers/players in the past but you seem to think giving Poch the job will be a guaranteed success and won't end like the previous guaranteed winner, you also have to remember we'd have to pay 40 mil or something close to that to bring poch here. Which in it self is just stupid considering he's no pep or even a brilliant manager. Our previous managers also had good track record of meeting expectations and actually winning trophy's but they failed at United, so not sure how you could conclude Poch will be a success since the previous two managers were more successful and had far more experience (not saying poch will fail here but just not sure how you can be confident of that).
At Southampton he took them to their highest points total and finish in year 1. He has made Spurs into a team (not club) that has been consistently better than Manchester United during his reign. That alone is astonishing, but of course you can account for our own ineptitude. At the same time, he has more than proven that he can develop the hell out of young players, consistently win with "cheap" players, and do it all while playing a proactive brand of football. Most of the time, teams with lower budgets will resort to low-block defending and counter attacks, but he's built a team that can play with just about anyone in Europe on their day. Combining his proven track record of developing players, his style of play AND a significantly bigger budget seems a no-brainer.
That being said, I get why Ole is going to get the job. But among the footballing reasons, I imagine, is also a fear of supporter/media backlash if he was not to get the job at this point. And that to me makes the entire situation feel too reactive - which has been our issue since Fergie. If their intention was to get Poch all along, and now they're forced to go with Ole (their own doing) then I can just see a weird dynamic developing between Ole and the ownership.