As trivial a thing as a mere meeting for lunch is to get worried about, at least a few of the Tottenham fans in the Transfer Tavern this evening were ever so slightly concerned following reports manager Mauricio Pochettino met Sir Alex Ferguson for something to eat.
That’s only because the Argentine has been linked with the job at Manchester United in the past following his stellar work at White Hart Lane, in stark contrast to Louis van Gaal’s stagnation at Old Trafford.
However, any slight fears have been allayed following reports from ESPN. It is believed that the Spurs board were well aware of their meeting and gave their blessing for it go ahead in London’s Mayfair area.
The legendary Scot does still act in a semi-advisory role on the United board, though the meeting is believed to be utterly a social one, with a mutual admiration between the two.
Indicative of the silly season we entering then. Breaking news: two people meet for lunch in London.