The Spurs fans in the Transfer Tavern have been taking a pop at Real Madrid as the Spanish giants have reportedly enquired about the availability of Andre Villas-Boas to be Zinedine Zidane’s replacement according to AS. The news has provided a good laugh for our local Lilywhites as they can look forward to better times with Mauricio Pochettino in charge.
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) June 11, 2018
Pochettino was supposedly Florentino Perez’s first choice to replace Zidane at The Bernabeu. The Argentine gaffer showed his class when Spurs overcame Real Madrid 3-1 at Wembley and drew 1-1 in Madrid. Whilst the Tottenham man has been amazing in his time in his current post, it feels like it will be just a matter of time until the incredible young gaffer decides to leave North London.
Tottenham will be hoping that the day Poch leaves will be a long way away. Andre Villas-Boas was at Tottenham for just over season before being sacked by the club following a 5-0 loss at home to Liverpool. Tim Sherwood was appointed following the dismissal of Villas-Boas and then Pochettino was appointed at the end of that season. Now though, Spurs can get the last laugh with Los Blancos as they could appoint the ex-Spurs man.
You can read our resident Spurs’ fans verdict on the AVB news here:
This screams one year stop gap until Poch goes there.
— Andy Perry (@andyperry79) June 11, 2018
AVB till Christmas, Sherwood for a run at 4 in a row and Poch to turn them down again next summer
— Mark (@Mark_In_Madrid) June 11, 2018
Now that is heights of desperation, Zidane has left Real Madrid in a deep hole with his timing. Had he resigned a bit earlier they would have had choice between Emery, Tuchel and maybe even Pocchetino had he not renewed.
— Varun B (@VarunBhosale919) June 11, 2018
That’s bale staying then
— Glenn C (@glenntaff11) June 11, 2018
Taking over what ? The snack bar absolute
— Chris Tovey (@31Tovey) 11 June 2018
Is this a joke or what?
— Ayo Amao (@ayoolaamao) 11 June 2018
— Rachel Martin (@RachelVMartin) June 11, 2018
The news of Villas-Boas doesn’t directly affect Spurs, although the fans will enjoy it anyway as the club that nearly poached Poch will end up with a Tottenham reject.
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