TOTTENHAM HEAD OF RECRUITMENT REVEAL REASONS FOR LEAVING

English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspurs has confirmed that the head of recruitment Paul Mitchell would be leaving the club after he serves his notice period after he quit his job at the club.


Mitchell claimed he left the club as he was not satisfied with the way the club was handling its transfer business. The club made the announcement on Tuesday as the relationship, between Mitchell and the club chairman Daniel Levy strained.

The chairman was regularly taking issues personally in transfer matters, and he is sure to continue until the end of the transfer window. The Evening Standard reports that Mitchell left as he was disillusioned at the way the club managed it transfer dealings, and the final straw that broke the back was the deal of Michy Batshuayi. Belgian was in the midst of moving to the Spurs as Mitchell revealed but the deal was dealt a blow and he moved to Chelsea instead.

Mitchell said he had monitored the former Marseille striker thoroughly and claimed he was even ready to join Spurs but Chelsea picked up the player in a surprise move for £33 million. Chelsea signed the player on a five-year deal, offering him up to £125,000 weekly. Spurs wage would have seen the player earn the usual range of £75,000 – £80,000 per week for the best players.
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Mauricio Pochettino in a bitter mood

It left Mauricio Pochettino in a bitter mood that there was not a single person outside the fan-base of Tottenham wanting them to take the Premiership trophy and everybody was just for Leicester to complete a fairy-tale.


Pochettino believes the top side is always the one people look to defeat, but, for a change, it’s the no. 2 side which was on the target the previous season. Nobody was after the leaders and that was bizarre.

Tottenham chased Leicester to a very long distance and it’s only in the game before their penultimate game, when they had a draw, the title technically became impossible to clinch for them.

They were probably not tight enough at crucial times, but, according to Pochettino, he and his boys had loads to learn from it and they would be back only in a stronger capacity in this year’s summer.
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Tottenham have already begun the process of strengthening the squad

After having narrowly missed out on the league title, Tottenham have already begun the process of strengthening the squad by bringing in midfielder Victor Wanyama from Southampton.


The midfielder, who is extremely well known to manager Mauricio Pochettino, has signed a five-year contract with Spurs after his £ 11 million move to White Hart Lane. The move represents a great business for Spurs considering that he had joined Southampton for just over £ 12 million a couple of years ago. At this price, he represents a great value for money purchase.

More importantly, manager Pochettino is aware of his good qualities after having been the man behind his arrival at Southampton. Joining up with Pochettino also gives the player a great opportunity to become one of the best midfielders in the Premier League. He was regarded as a player with great potential to become the next Frank Lampard. It was one of the reasons behind Southampton parting company with such a vast amount of money to bring him from Celtic. In the last few years, though, his career appears to have stagnated and the move to Spurs make kick-off a new start. After having finished third in the league table last season, Spurs will be playing in the Champions League and need more bodies especially in the centre of the park. Continue reading

Tottenham happy with Position in League

There might be no scope for the Premiership title, but, what is still keeping the Spurs supporters motivated is the possibility of them leaving behind the bitter rivals Arsenal in the standings after two decades.

It has never happened after the 1994-95 season that Tottenham has secured a higher position in the League than Arsenal. But, a win or draw on the Newcastle visit on the last game day will do it for them.

Arsenal can, at maximum, stretch their points to 71 which, in case of a draw at St. James Park, would equalize their tally to that of Tottenham.

That scenario would work in the favour of Tottenham as in their case the total no. of goals scored exceeds the total no. of goals conceded by 10, while, for Arsenal, it is only plus 1.

And, barring an inhumane effort, the Gunners should not cover that margin in one game.

In another scenario where Tottenham wins, they would have 73 points and then, they would be ahead of Arsenal on points’ basis itself, leaving no room for the interference of the goal differential. Continue reading

Tottenham look to add firepower

Despite eventually finishing in third place in last season’s Premier League, having pushed for a shot at the title until the final weeks of the campaign, Tottenham players and supporters alike will look forward to next season with a renewed sense of optimism.

With manager Mauricio Pochettino having fully committed his future to the White Hart Lane based Club, plans are in place as to how best combat the addition task of Champions League football, as well as once again mounting a Premier League challenge. Continue reading

SOUTHAMPTON PLAN TO TIE DOWN LONG

English Premier League club Southampton FC plan to tie down Shane Long with a new contract. Long has received a lot of interests from other Premier League sides including Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspurs. Mauricio Pochettino is reported to be keen on acquiring the Saints’ player this summer, but The Saints want the player for keeps.

The club is reported to have already tied down other top talents as they also try to convince the head coach Ronald Koeman to remain with them going into next season. Continue reading

Mauricio Pochettino has attracted the attention of other clubs

Mauricio Pochettino has led Tottenham Hotspur to what has been a memorable season for the English club as they have only lost 4 league matches from their 34 opening games of the campaign and won 19 matches, the only other club in the Premier League that has won more games is Leicester City.

All the top European leagues are reaching their last few weeks and there are a few clubs that are interested in having a switch of managers, one of these clubs is Manchester United. Continue reading

INJURY CRISIS ROCKS TOTTENHAM AHEAD OF LIVERPOOL ENCOUNTER

Tottenham Hotspurs, currently second in the English Premier League (EPL) are set to have a face-off with the Never Walk Alone crooners, Liverpool. However, the spurs have an injury crisis on their hands. With 61 points from 31 games, the Mauricio Pochettino-led team has done an impressive job and is set to finish in the top four this season.

The match against Liverpool at Anfield is a tricky one that could define their EPL title hopes. Leicester city with 66 points from same 31 games lead Tottenham with just five points and 7 games left. The next three games would be crucial in helping either team retain the resolve till the end. Hence, the current injury crisis is a big deal for the Yids.

According to reports from FootBall Insiders, prolific spurs centre-back Toby Alderweireld has been ruled out to the sidelines after he pulled out of a Belgium game in the international break against Portugal. He joins the gradually growing list of injured players Spurs are contending with at the moment.

Jan Vertonghen and Cameron Carter-Vickers are also out injured. Vertoghen picked up his knee ligament injury around late January while in action against crystal palace. The 28 year old player was hoping to return on the Liverpool match. He has been replaced so far by prolific talent Kevin Wimmer. Wimmer combined well with the recently injured Alderweireld to maintain a solid defense for Spurs.

Tottenham still awaits Alderweireld’s return as the set-back would leave the team without any of their first team centre-backs. This might not augur well when facing a compact strike force as present in Liverpool, especially with the season gradually coming to an end and teams trying to get any points possible. Continue reading

Spurs facing a summer balancing act

Mauricio Pochettino enjoyed a promising start to his first season in charge at Tottenham but a fifth placed league finish and an appearance in the Capital One Cup Final did little to convince the more cynical sections of the Spurs faithful.

In fact, some were concerned that the Argentinian would suffer the same ‘Second Season Syndrome’ that saw Andre Villas-Boas fall away and lose his job after a strong opening campaign. Continue reading

Mauricio Pochettino branded the 3-0 win for Tottenham against Bournemouth

Mauricio Pochettino branded the 3-0 win for Tottenham against Bournemouth as a complete performance from his players. Any nervousness ahead of the game was quickly put aside thanks to an early goal from Harry Kane.

The striker has rediscovered his scoring touch in the second half of the campaign. He took his season’s tally to 23 goals with this opening effort inside a minute. This completely destroyed any game plan that Bournemouth had to stop the title chasing outfit. The game was made a relatively safe with Kane doubling his tally inside the 20th minute.
Three points were then confirmed with Christian Eriksen scoring a goal just after half-time. These points were off great importance to Tottenham since it keeps them in touching distance of table leaders Leicester. Claudio Ranieri’s team had managed a narrow 1-0 win against Crystal Palace away from home. Hence, Tottenham had no other option but to at least match their rival’s result in order to stay in the race for the title. Arsenal also won their game against Everton on Saturday to close the gap on Tottenham. Pochettino claims that Spurs have been showing more maturity in recent weeks and the performance against Bournemouth is a testament of this fact.

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