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Former Argentina Star Claims Newcastle Have Made Offer To His Compatriot



Late Friday, former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino spoke about his desire to find a suitable project to get back into managing.

The Argentine talked about how his batteries have been recharged after six months away. This past week he passed the six-month mark since he left Spurs, thus leaving him free to join any club without having to pay back compensation.

However, Pocchetino is in no rush as he waits for what he describes as the ‘perfect project.’ The 48-year-old should have his share of enticing offers once the top leagues get their current campaigns completed this summer.


In an interview in the Mirror, former Tottenham midfielder Ossie Ardiles made some interesting claims about his compatriot and friend.

This is what the Ardiles revealed about Pochettino:

“Mauricio is fine in England. He is linked with Newcastle United and when he spoke directly to that club, there were many first-rate people involved who made him a good offer.

“Mauricio had a (contractual) relationship with Tottenham, but last Tuesday his situation was unlocked and he is free to coach.

“In this way, he will hear offers again, but Newcastle is a firm possibility to work again.

“He will take his time to think and wait a little for all this to happen.

“Mauricio is an absolutely top-level technician. He is one of the three best technicians in the world.

“He can manage wherever he wants. Here, or in Spain, in France or Italy. But he really likes managing in England.

“There are a few very large teams that can appoint him – and one of them is going to be chosen.”

According to the former Argentina international, who spent a decade at Tottenham, Newcastle have already approached Pochettino and made him an offer.

Ardiles is reportedly close to Pochettino, so this is an intriguing revelation. It could be that Newcastle’s prospective owners have sounded out Pochettino for a move this summer.

We’d be surprised if anything happened before this season is finished. Most local journalists believe Steve Bruce will see out this campaign for continuity’s sake.

However, Steve Bruce has admitted he knows very little about the takeover and hasn’t had any contact with the Amanda Staveley-led consortium.


114 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 23, 2020 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #1

    Bruce must surely know. At least he won’t walk away with any new detractors, he’s done a job and will walk away better for it.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 23, 2020 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #2

    geordietom,
    He works night shift as a temp, they do the breakfast, soup and bake the bread, shame he’s not here full time and on day shift as he’s top notch.

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  • Our Toon

    May 23, 2020 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #3

    Hopefully he comes to us, perfect pick to rebuild us

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  • Our Toon

    May 23, 2020 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #4

    Jail

    Completely agree on Bruce, he’s done a job and will walk away with his reputation enhanced.

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  • geordietom

    May 23, 2020 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #5

    jail …

    as long as you enjoying his cooking thats the main thing , is it movie night tonight …

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  • geordietom

    May 23, 2020 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #6

    NEWCASTLE UNITED looks good on his CV …

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  • JP...from The Rock

    May 23, 2020 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #7

    Being a football manager- what a brilliant job if you can get it. You manage a club regardless if you do well or not you have nothing to lose. If you do well you can get more lucrative job offers if you do badly and get fired the club paya you a lump sum for the termination of your contract. It’s a win win job. I wish I could do be a manager.

    I have or never will feel truly sorry for a manager being fired apart from Freddie Shepherd fired Sir Bobby the great. He didn’t deserve that at all. It was also harsh the way Chris Hughton was shown the door after guiding us to promotion.

    I will loke to see Poch as our new manager and get rid of Brucie ASAP. Thanks but goodbye, enjoy your severance package, you won’t get any pity from me.

    Bring Poch and let’s start this new glorious era at NUFC.

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  • Our Toon

    May 23, 2020 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #8

    JP

    Plenty to lose for managers, the impact it can have on your health, the strain from fans and media which can cause plenty of problems for you or your kids, relocating them more often not etc etc.

    Money isnt the be all and end all, managers job is not an easy gig.

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  • IrishRob

    May 23, 2020 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #9

    The absolute BEST thing about this match was that Sunderland scored first. Made it soo much sweeter after the way they celebrated their goal. Lol lol

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  • Muz

    May 23, 2020 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #10

    I think the takeover was on the cards well before it broke in January. Bruce was given the job not for his tactical acumen but rather because he was cheap to remove. No big name manager would come in for the peanuts he was offered and new owners would probably want to put their own stamp on things. Then there’s the lick of paint Ash generously gave the ground. It reminded me of those programs on C4 the wife watches where people do up their crap houses on a shoestring budget to sucker potential buyers that they’re not actually buying a shambolic ruin.

    Regards Bruce though, he’s come in, done his job with a mandate to keep the club in the PL to keep the sale value up. They’ll send him packing back to Cheshire with his £3M quid payoff and he’ll get another job in the Championship pretty sharp having NUFC as his last post.

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  • Hal

    May 23, 2020 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #11

    lol.. did I just see that correctly.. mackems shirts back then.. Lonsdale! hahaha

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  • phy

    May 23, 2020 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #12

    Ref Rotundas comment re Wor Mandy becoming the first Lady of Football, that will rattle a few egos down sarf esp in West Ham current lair of the incumbent “First Lady” but when a younger, more attractive, more pleasant and dare I say ambitious lady enters the court changes happen fast. Not really relevant I suppose but would be another little source of pride for us and one in the eye for the southerners

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  • hibbit

    May 23, 2020 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #13

    Irish Rob re your steak comment,
    it all depends on the breed and the type of butcher you use, if its just the cheap commercial beast the supermarkets use your a 100% correct but if you use a good local butcher who knows the farms the meats coming off, T bone from a Hereford would be my recommendation but for rib eye it has to be a Dexter absolutely beautiful,

    my recommendation for a quality butcher
    Kitson’s Butcher
    Northallerton High Street

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    May 23, 2020 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #14

    It sounds to me poch is interested in our project but doesnt want to move to Newcastle. He wishes to remain in london or close by. 50/50 chance of us signing him

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  • wynsleap

    May 23, 2020 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #15

    Jail for Ashley – You say Bruce has ‘done a job and will walk away better for it’.
    However, if this season gets back underway, knowing the Toon’s propensity for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, our lead in the Premiership relegation race could soon erode if things go wrong and Bruce doesn’t get the best out of his players or indeed his earlier season luck doesn’t hold.
    Would rather end the season now and start from scratch next season with our new rich owners.
    Not particularly bothered about letting Brucie go with a slightly enhanced CV.
    New owners. New manager. New players. New coaching and talent spotting team. New season. New hope.
    Bring it on!

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  • Black'n'White'n'BroonAllOver

    May 23, 2020 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #16

    Reports stated as much Muz. You could be right about Bruce, but I’m not sure this was the motivation for his appointment. Even if it was in the offing long before it broke, nobody would be foolish enough to believe Ashley would actually sell until his signature was on the contract.

    Bruce fits the mould of an Ashley appointment, cheap to hire, would accept having minimal control of signings/club philosophies, championship level at best. It was only Rafa recognising us as the project he was looking for that brought him here.

    All said, I wish Bruce the best. He didn’t do as badly as I thought he would, and he didn’t destroy the collective mental strength of the players that was instilled under Rafa. I thank him for that, but now I want us to show ambition for more than mere survival.

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  • Hal

    May 23, 2020 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #17

    We shoulda known about Ashley back then.. Mackems wearing his shirts..

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  • Our Toon

    May 23, 2020 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #18

    Living in London isnt an issue, main owner will be living in Saudi

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  • IrishRob

    May 23, 2020 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #19

    It will be a disaster if he signs but doesn’t move up here. However judging by what all the players have to say about his work rate, he just wont be able to do that from London in 6 days a week twice a week.

    So I’d imagine hed move up here within a few months if he did take the job. Or at least rent.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 23, 2020 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #20

    wynsleap,
    Can’t argue with that.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 23, 2020 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #21

    Black’n’White’n’BroonAllOver,
    Aye, Bruce’s appointment had absolutely nothing to do with a takeover. If Ashley was going to sell why would he have cared about Rondon’s sell on value.

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  • Our Toon

    May 23, 2020 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #22

    Irish

    It’s a 1 hour flight, dont see why it’s a disaster if he doesn’t move up here. I agree he’ll have some kind of accommodation up here but will mainly be based from London.

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  • Muz

    May 23, 2020 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #23

    Oh i get he was a cheap appointment that fits the model but weren’t there other cheap options that knocked us back because they wanted longer contracts? You’d think he’d want to tie them down, like Pardew, if they’re cheap.

    Doesn’t matter – it looks like Ashley’s off and Bruce will follow him. That’s all that matters.

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  • IrishRob

    May 23, 2020 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #24

    Now add to that all the taxying and clearance waits it will be closer to 3 hrs before hes actually up here, even if it’s only 2 hrs hes not going to do that twice a day every day 6 days a week. For someone with his work ethic it would be hugely disruptive. Imo

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  • Muz

    May 23, 2020 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #25

    Would also add, re: Rondon. There was a lot of spite in that. He’d have been seen capitulating to Rafa and the fans. He would never allow that. Joelinton back-fired on him nicely though.

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  • IrishRob

    May 23, 2020 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #26

    God I know they are only Sunderland but how did this Newcastle team beat anyone 1-4. They are soo crap. The only decent players are An almost retired Shearer, an ageing Solano, aging Carr, and An average Dyer. Given is our only one quality player and even he is aging here. Every other player on the field is utter rubbish.

    How did Amdy Fye or Titus Bramble ever even make it to the premier league I’ll never know.

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  • hibbit

    May 23, 2020 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #27

    i’m going through the finer points of lamb next then pork, veal, chicken, wild rabbit, all the game birds we eat will come up as they come in season, then of course we’ve got a huge choice of burgers sausages and of course the finer points of white or black pudding
    then of course i’ll be moving on to fish interesting times ahead,

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  • Black'n'White'n'BroonAllOver

    May 23, 2020 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #28

    I agree about Rondon. I have no doubt that both Rondon’s sale and Joelinton’s purchase were to rub Rafa’s nose, our nose and those noses of anyone critical of his transfer business right in it. That’s a lot of noses.

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  • Our Toon

    May 23, 2020 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #29

    Irish

    It’s a flight I’ve done often, hand luggage job, it takes between 10 to 20mins to get through all checks.

    Off the plane, passport control, walk straight through!! It’s incredibly straight forward, if he thinks he can work it that way then it’ll be done. it may take him just as long to get the spurs training or stadium for matches when he worked for them

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  • hibbit

    May 23, 2020 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #30

    anyone remember jimmys inn and those fantastic steaks on a plank, 32oz pure beef steaks ??

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  • JP...from The Rock

    May 23, 2020 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #31

    Ourtoon- just like the players, they get paid huge sums of money (millions!) to compensate for the stress of football and sometimes for relocating address. Give me that any day of the week compared to what the average joe get paid for dealing all the stress and crap from work colleagues and bosses from mon – friday if you’re lucky you don’t work shifts too (like me). The average joe will count themselves extremely fortunate to become a millionaire whereas most managers earn what I earn in a year in a week or two. Really there is no comparison. When you look at the terrible job many managers do it beggars belief how they can get paid so much and when you get fired are paid handsomely on top of it.

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  • Unused Substitute

    May 23, 2020 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #32

    No, he couldn’t manage wherever he went. His team conceded five against a relegated team. Nor could he handle the CL final reasonably.

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  • hibbit

    May 23, 2020 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #33

    Our Toon does that not depend on where Poch lives in London and that’s still an hour from landing to the training ground and is there not a danger of players wanting the same concessions in any new deals ???

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  • hibbit

    May 23, 2020 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #34

    will his staff want to commute as well ??

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  • The Hit Man & Her

    May 23, 2020 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #35

    I’m just wondering regarding Coming Home is he a Soup or Steak kinda guy?

    On the one hand he especially enjoys a bowl or give of Loudmouth Soup.

    On the other hand a good steak placed carefully over the eye socket…

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  • Jib

    May 23, 2020 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #36

    The Spurs team that threw the towel in at SJP were on the beach in their heads
    which was hardly MP’s fault
    Regardless of that they finished 3rd

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  • IrishRob

    May 23, 2020 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #37

    I’ll take your word for it our toon if it’s not as long as I expected then fair enough. It might not be a disaster but it’s still not ideal to have him living down there. I’d much rather see him at least renting up here and have the family close by.

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  • The Hit Man & Her

    May 23, 2020 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #38

    I just love it when “five” turns into “give”.

    Five me strength. 😐

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    May 23, 2020 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #39

    Who said Poch is commuting from London????? You are making this up and then seeing it as an issue. now you say the staff may want the same thing?

    You’ve decided all this yourselves!

    Rafa’s home is in Liverpool, any issues while he was here.

    Poch will have somewhere up here as well as london man.

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  • The Hit Man & Her

    May 23, 2020 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #40

    B&W&BAO – aye and those noses need wiping.

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