Poch ‘won’t let Spurs loyalty stand in way of Arsenal job’ says Redknapp

By on May 31, 2020

first_imgMauricio Pochettino a shock contender to replace Unai Emery as Arsenal manager MAURICIO POCHETTINO will not allow his loyalty to Tottenham prevent him taking the Arsenal job should it become available.That is the view of former Spurs midfielder and Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp.6 Jamie Redknapp reckons Mauricio Pochettino should put his Spurs loyalty aside if Arsenal come callingCredit: EPAPoch, 47, was brutally axed by Tottenham last Tuesday, bringing to an end his five-and-a-half-years in charge.And just 11 hours later, he was replaced by Jose Mourinho at White Hart Lane.But he may not be out of work for too much longer if Arsenal sack their boss Unai Emery.The Spaniard is without a win in his last six matches and the pressure is mounting with players reportedly feeling disillusioned with the coach’s ability to turn around their season.Should the Gunners give Emery the boot, Pochettino is a shock contender to replace him – although the club know they will do well to convince the Argentine to come, especially after he ruled out managing Barcelona because of his affinity with Espanyol.But any feelings of betrayal against Spurs for taking the job at arch-rivals Arsenal should not come to mind for Pochettino, according to Redknapp.Writing in the Mail, he said: “If I was a decision maker at Arsenal, I’d go for Mauricio Pochettino in a heartbeat.”I’m not sure I believe Poch would let his time with Tottenham stop him from taking over.”Maybe the reason Spurs decided to go for Jose Mourinho so suddenly was they felt they could not hang around, because their North London rivals might be searching for a new boss soon.”Unai Emery is under big, big pressure. I have some sympathy for him but he looks a beaten man.”66Latest Arsenal newsLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesCONT ME OUTArsenal’s Lacazette ‘not interested’ in joining Inter as Martinez’s replacementGossipINTERESTED PARTEYArsenal ‘most interested’ in Thomas Partey but coronavirus delays talksGUNNER GOLuiz ‘has to go’, Saliba ‘a concern’ and Mustafi not at right ‘level’, says KeownAT YOUR BOC AND CALLTorreira reveals ‘dream and desire’ to one day play for Boca JuniorsWRIGHTY’S OUTRAGEIan Wright says video of George Floyd’s death in US left him ‘drained’HOMECOMINGDavid Luiz confirms Benfica talks with Arsenal contract set to expire in JuneGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansThe Redknapp family may not be the most popular on the red side of North London with Jamie playing for Tottenham for three years and his dad Harry managing the side from 2008 to 2012.But comments like these will no doubt infuriate Jamie’s former fanbase, who will be desperate not to see Poch operating in the Emirates dugout, especially if he manages to break his silverware duck.Pochettino is currently among the favourites at 6-1 to replace under-fire Emery with Mikel Arteta the front-runner at 3-1.66 Unai Emery is facing the chop from the Emirates if the poor form and drab performances continueCredit: Reuters6 Former Spurs man Redknapp will have endeared himself to Gunners supporters marginally with his comments about Poch replacing EmeryCredit: AFP – Gettylast_img read more

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Atalanta has 103 players on the payroll, 54 of them on loan

By on May 14, 2020

first_imgAtalanta invests about 16 million, more than double that of Valencia, and they are the current Italian U19 champions Maurizio Costanzi, a lifetime forming soccer players in Chievo Verona and a trusted person of the Technical Director Giovanni Sartori, with whom he arrived in 2015, took the mythical witness Mino Favini, who for 25 years directed the Atalanta academy and to which the club, as a posthumous tribute, gave its name to the building destined for the quarry inaugurated in November 2019. Costanzi continued with Favini’s legacy and today there are 80 scouting he coordinates in Italy, Europe and Africa. There are two reasons why Atalanta “controls” such a number of players. One is its commitment to training and recruitment; another, determining in the number of assignments, the fact that in Italy, except Juventus, no Serie A club has a subsidiary team in the style of Spain. That implies that after the training period in the Primavera team, those who are not fit to make the jump to the first team or simply because they have no place for mere chips, continue their training in clubs in Italy (10 ceded militan in Serie A). or in European leagues. AIeksarden Ceferin, president of UEFA, in an interview with ‘Le Tribune de Genéve’, in which he warned that the European football body was going to study limiting player transfers, said: “It is an aberration the number of players that have certain institutions (…) For example, in Italy an entity controls 103 players. We are going to set limits. ” That entity referred to without naming it is the Atalanta de Bergamo, a club that has a payroll 22 players in their first squad, 27 in Atalanta Primavera (Sub’19) and up to 54 ceded by Europe.center_img Atalanta is committed to assignments as a way of keeping the players trained in the Zingonia complex under control. You just have to attend to the age of the ceded to corroborate such a policy: 34 of the 54 are Sub’23 and 17 of them, Sub’20. Etrit Berisha, goalkeeper who plays in the SPAL (30 years) or Marco D’Alessandro, also side of the SPAL (29) are the exceptions. The domain of its quarry, in which around 16 million (more than double that of Valencia), is a reality. Last season they were Italian U19 champions and both Primavera and U18 are today leaders. 17 Sub’19 players are Italian and 10 foreigners (Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Poland, Gambia, Czech Republic, Brazil, Slovenia and Senegal).Valencia, however, which only has six ceded (Jason, Racic, Sáenz, Lato, Blanco and Carbonell) will be presented in San Siro with more youth players in its squad. Gayà, Soler, Ferran and Kang-in Lee, while Gian Piero Gasperini only has three: goalkeepers Sportiello and Rossi and defender Caldara, who has returned in this winter market in Milan.kulusevski, the last pearl of zingonia that Juventus has signedDejan Kulusevski, two months younger than Ferran Torres, is the last pearl formed in the Atalanta quarry. However, the Swedish midfielder, who normally faces Spain in the European Championship, will not play with the first team of Atalanta, a shirt that has only been put on three occasions.Kulusevski has exploded during his assignment in Parma to the point that his signing for the Juventus of Turin became official on January 2, which will pay 35 million euros plus ten in variables. The Swede, thus, becomes the second highest transfer of a footballer born from the year 2000 after Vinicius to Real Madrid.Kulusevski follows in the wake of other youth players who in recent years have left dividends in the Bergamo club accounts: Cagliardini was transferred to Inter for 20.5 million; Caldara, Juve (19); Kessié, to Milan (24), Andrea Conti, to Milan (24) and Zappacosta, to Torino (4.3).last_img read more

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Monaco move ahead of Chelsea and Liverpool in chase for £10m defender

By on December 27, 2019

first_img Simon Kjaer in action for Denmark 1 Monaco have made contact with Chelsea and Liverpool target Simon Kjaer.Both Premier League clubs have been linked with a move for the centre-back, who is expected to leave Fenerbahce this summer.But, according to Fanatik, Ligue 1 side Monaco are also hopeful of landing the Dane when the window opens.It has been suggested that they have made contact with Kjaer’s representatives and are willing to make him a substantial offer to join them.The 28-year-old is rated at around £10m, a fee which should be no problem for any of the chasing pack.Reports have claimed that Kjaer is currently happy in Istanbul but he may decide the time is right to move should Fenerbahce accept an offer.last_img read more

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