Mauricio Pochettino set to confirm he is staying at Southampton FC

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Mauricio Pochettino is set to publically commit his future to Saints.

Sources close to the club have told the the Daily Echo they understand that Pochettino will confirm he is staying on as manager when he faces the press at 3pm.

The Saints boss is currently taking a first team training session at Staplewood to prepare his side for their Premier League game at Sunderland on Saturday.

It is understood that Pochettino will speak with Liebherr before facing the media at St Mary’s.

There has been speculation over Pochettino’s future after the resignation yesterday of Nicola Cortese.

Pochettino and his coaching staff were called to St Mary’s late yesterday afternoon to be told by Cortese that he was quitting the club.

The Saints manager had previously said that he would leave Saints if Cortese did.

Pochettino is believed to have sought assurances over player sales, and the Daily Echo understands talk of a fire sale of the squad or players suddenly requesting transfers in the wake of Cortese’s departure are wide of the mark, especially with the manager remaining in place.

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12:18pm Thu 16 Jan 14

bigfella777 says...

Pochettino to Spurs
Pochettino to Spurs bigfella777
  • Score: -95

12:21pm Thu 16 Jan 14

DisplacedFan says...

As with most things, I am sure we will be in a better place than we are now. Remember how we felt after Nigel left - and rightly so - but no one can say we are worse off for it. Wild speculation only feeds rumors and creates a negative environment. We need to be positive and look forward to thrashing Sunderland.
As with most things, I am sure we will be in a better place than we are now. Remember how we felt after Nigel left - and rightly so - but no one can say we are worse off for it. Wild speculation only feeds rumors and creates a negative environment. We need to be positive and look forward to thrashing Sunderland. DisplacedFan
  • Score: 21

12:28pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Ozmosis says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Pochettino to Spurs
Taxi for BigFella777
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Pochettino to Spurs[/p][/quote]Taxi for BigFella777 Ozmosis
  • Score: 37

12:34pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Saints2010 says...

Finally an article I hope is true!
Finally an article I hope is true! Saints2010
  • Score: 15

12:36pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Saintsayer II says...

f he is staying it must mean no immediate sale of players
f he is staying it must mean no immediate sale of players Saintsayer II
  • Score: 2

12:40pm Thu 16 Jan 14

andoru says...

Come on, Poch, cheer us all up. I wouldn't object to you unveiling a massive charity-sized cheque for a hundred million quid to spend on new players too while you're at it.

I can dream.
Come on, Poch, cheer us all up. I wouldn't object to you unveiling a massive charity-sized cheque for a hundred million quid to spend on new players too while you're at it. I can dream. andoru
  • Score: 5

12:40pm Thu 16 Jan 14

philiprhampton says...

PLEASE STAY POCH !!!!!
PLEASE STAY POCH !!!!! philiprhampton
  • Score: 9

12:42pm Thu 16 Jan 14

St.Yorkie says...

This is more like what I want to hear - but still holding my breath until 3-pm!
This is more like what I want to hear - but still holding my breath until 3-pm! St.Yorkie
  • Score: 6

12:44pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Big Mac says...

He can't leave yet, he's only half way through his English lessons.
He can't leave yet, he's only half way through his English lessons. Big Mac
  • Score: 7

12:45pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

Good. Be nice to hear she's taking this seriously and on a plane though.
Good. Be nice to hear she's taking this seriously and on a plane though. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 3

12:48pm Thu 16 Jan 14

itsnotjustice says...

i cant see him leaving yet... aslong as they promise no players are getting sold then he will stay untill atleast the end of the season.

when he said previously he would leave he was still new at the club and unsure of how the fans felt about him, how the players felt, but now he has made the team his own, and the fans love him..

all the press need to stop with the BS headlines and scare mongering and just let things happen and report the FACTS..

and what ever happens , markus saved our club and gave us years of happy times, people slagging his daughter off when we dont know all the facts is just disrespectful.
i cant see him leaving yet... aslong as they promise no players are getting sold then he will stay untill atleast the end of the season. when he said previously he would leave he was still new at the club and unsure of how the fans felt about him, how the players felt, but now he has made the team his own, and the fans love him.. all the press need to stop with the BS headlines and scare mongering and just let things happen and report the FACTS.. and what ever happens , markus saved our club and gave us years of happy times, people slagging his daughter off when we dont know all the facts is just disrespectful. itsnotjustice
  • Score: 20

12:51pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Beer Monster says...

They sacked Whittingham, we kept Pochettino...
They sacked Whittingham, we kept Pochettino... Beer Monster
  • Score: 14

12:58pm Thu 16 Jan 14

RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Pochettino to Spurs
Shut it FAT boy !!!!
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Pochettino to Spurs[/p][/quote]Shut it FAT boy !!!! RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE
  • Score: 14

12:58pm Thu 16 Jan 14

andoru says...

itsnotjustice wrote:
i cant see him leaving yet... aslong as they promise no players are getting sold then he will stay untill atleast the end of the season.

when he said previously he would leave he was still new at the club and unsure of how the fans felt about him, how the players felt, but now he has made the team his own, and the fans love him..

all the press need to stop with the BS headlines and scare mongering and just let things happen and report the FACTS..

and what ever happens , markus saved our club and gave us years of happy times, people slagging his daughter off when we dont know all the facts is just disrespectful.
Exactly. The press have been jumping all over his earlier comments since this story broke. None of them seem to have bothered considering the context in which he said them. He'd only just got here!
[quote][p][bold]itsnotjustice[/bold] wrote: i cant see him leaving yet... aslong as they promise no players are getting sold then he will stay untill atleast the end of the season. when he said previously he would leave he was still new at the club and unsure of how the fans felt about him, how the players felt, but now he has made the team his own, and the fans love him.. all the press need to stop with the BS headlines and scare mongering and just let things happen and report the FACTS.. and what ever happens , markus saved our club and gave us years of happy times, people slagging his daughter off when we dont know all the facts is just disrespectful.[/p][/quote]Exactly. The press have been jumping all over his earlier comments since this story broke. None of them seem to have bothered considering the context in which he said them. He'd only just got here! andoru
  • Score: 11

1:01pm Thu 16 Jan 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Ozmosis wrote:
bigfella777 wrote:
Pochettino to Spurs
Taxi for BigFella777
A large black one.
[quote][p][bold]Ozmosis[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Pochettino to Spurs[/p][/quote]Taxi for BigFella777[/p][/quote]A large black one. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 3

1:08pm Thu 16 Jan 14

CB FRY LIVES says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Pochettino to Spurs
GUY WHITTINGHAM TO SPURS.LOSERS OF THE WORLD UNITE.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Pochettino to Spurs[/p][/quote]GUY WHITTINGHAM TO SPURS.LOSERS OF THE WORLD UNITE. CB FRY LIVES
  • Score: 3

1:09pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Little Hitler says...

This is great news if true.

What 'meltdown' then papers?
This is great news if true. What 'meltdown' then papers? Little Hitler
  • Score: 3

1:11pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Rudolf Hucker says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Pochettino to Spurs
bigfella777 where have you been?
Spurs have a new manager you tw@t...Poch is staying at Saints, so please do us all a favour and FOXTROT OSCAR
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Pochettino to Spurs[/p][/quote]bigfella777 where have you been? Spurs have a new manager you tw@t...Poch is staying at Saints, so please do us all a favour and FOXTROT OSCAR Rudolf Hucker
  • Score: 5

1:18pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Confucious says...

Come on MoPo! Come on Saints! And 3 points at Sunderland to put the spring back into all our steps!
Come on MoPo! Come on Saints! And 3 points at Sunderland to put the spring back into all our steps! Confucious
  • Score: 6

1:24pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Little Hitler says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Pochettino to Spurs
This twerp is on 38 thumbs down and counting.

Echo - If we get it up to 100 will you ban him :-)
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Pochettino to Spurs[/p][/quote]This twerp is on 38 thumbs down and counting. Echo - If we get it up to 100 will you ban him :-) Little Hitler
  • Score: 7

2:19pm Thu 16 Jan 14

SouthLondonSaint says...

Looks like its all good in the hood for now. Will be down the pub for the game on Saturday is it going to be shown on BT sport? Yeovil should be good ive never been in the Northam end so thought i should sit there for the Yeovil and Arsenal games. Always looks like it has the best atmosphere in the house, need to show our support for the club in this time of trouble and uncertainty.

WE LOVE YOU MOPO WE DO :)
Looks like its all good in the hood for now. Will be down the pub for the game on Saturday is it going to be shown on BT sport? Yeovil should be good ive never been in the Northam end so thought i should sit there for the Yeovil and Arsenal games. Always looks like it has the best atmosphere in the house, need to show our support for the club in this time of trouble and uncertainty. WE LOVE YOU MOPO WE DO :) SouthLondonSaint
  • Score: 3

2:34pm Thu 16 Jan 14

stfrancisofbenali says...

Babysitting the club for Cortese whilst the latter puts the finances together to make a bid to buy from The Liebherr estate?
Babysitting the club for Cortese whilst the latter puts the finances together to make a bid to buy from The Liebherr estate? stfrancisofbenali
  • Score: 7

2:40pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Strasbourg Saint says...

Big Mac wrote:
He can't leave yet, he's only half way through his English lessons.
That's never stopped some of my students here in Strasbourg :-)
[quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: He can't leave yet, he's only half way through his English lessons.[/p][/quote]That's never stopped some of my students here in Strasbourg :-) Strasbourg Saint
  • Score: 3

2:59pm Thu 16 Jan 14

stfrancisofbenali says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Big Mac wrote:
He can't leave yet, he's only half way through his English lessons.
That's never stopped some of my students here in Strasbourg :-)
I wonder if he'll miraculously start speaking English now that NC isn't there to tell him to pretend he's mono-lingual to avoid answering difficult questions?
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: He can't leave yet, he's only half way through his English lessons.[/p][/quote]That's never stopped some of my students here in Strasbourg :-)[/p][/quote]I wonder if he'll miraculously start speaking English now that NC isn't there to tell him to pretend he's mono-lingual to avoid answering difficult questions? stfrancisofbenali
  • Score: 0

3:08pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Rising_Son says...

stfrancisofbenali wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
Big Mac wrote:
He can't leave yet, he's only half way through his English lessons.
That's never stopped some of my students here in Strasbourg :-)
I wonder if he'll miraculously start speaking English now that NC isn't there to tell him to pretend he's mono-lingual to avoid answering difficult questions?
I would have thought he would have even more reason than usual not to.
[quote][p][bold]stfrancisofbenali[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: He can't leave yet, he's only half way through his English lessons.[/p][/quote]That's never stopped some of my students here in Strasbourg :-)[/p][/quote]I wonder if he'll miraculously start speaking English now that NC isn't there to tell him to pretend he's mono-lingual to avoid answering difficult questions?[/p][/quote]I would have thought he would have even more reason than usual not to. Rising_Son
  • Score: 0

3:31pm Thu 16 Jan 14

SouthLondonSaint says...

stfrancisofbenali wrote:
Babysitting the club for Cortese whilst the latter puts the finances together to make a bid to buy from The Liebherr estate?
Would be great if that was the case, gota have faith.......Before this river
Becomes an ocean
Before you throw my heart back on the floor
Oh oh baby I reconsider
My foolish notion
Well I need someone to hold me
But I'll wait for something more

Yes I've gotta have faith...
Mmm, I gotta have faith
'Cause I gotta have faith, faith, faith,
I gotta have faith-a-faith-a-fait
h

Good old george
[quote][p][bold]stfrancisofbenali[/bold] wrote: Babysitting the club for Cortese whilst the latter puts the finances together to make a bid to buy from The Liebherr estate?[/p][/quote]Would be great if that was the case, gota have faith.......Before this river Becomes an ocean Before you throw my heart back on the floor Oh oh baby I reconsider My foolish notion Well I need someone to hold me But I'll wait for something more Yes I've gotta have faith... Mmm, I gotta have faith 'Cause I gotta have faith, faith, faith, I gotta have faith-a-faith-a-fait h Good old george SouthLondonSaint
  • Score: 1

3:34pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Alicesdad says...

Ahead of the Poch announcement I wish to advise everyone that Alicesdad is definitely staying with the club. Rumours of my resignation were totally unfounded.

I also confirm that Alicescat is remaining in his role.

I am hoping to have talks with Katharina to agree a remunaration package and confirm a twenty year contract. My regular assessments of the probability of riots is key to fan safety.

... and now .. back to the other press conference
Ahead of the Poch announcement I wish to advise everyone that Alicesdad is definitely staying with the club. Rumours of my resignation were totally unfounded. I also confirm that Alicescat is remaining in his role. I am hoping to have talks with Katharina to agree a remunaration package and confirm a twenty year contract. My regular assessments of the probability of riots is key to fan safety. ... and now .. back to the other press conference Alicesdad
  • Score: -1

3:52pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Alicesdad says...

So far the MoPo confrence has only confirmed he is staying, There are no other answers that we didnt already know... Still it forced some of the press big boys out of the pub ...

I was concerned when I read that "The chairman has given me her full support." .... I would however like to think that her word is her bond. Her father would have made this club a Chamipions League fortress.. she can uphold that legacy and become a legend in her own right. In Cortese's absence she will stand or fall by the actions we see in the near future.
While she treads with loyalty and commitment to this club she will command my undying support.

KM and MoPo I salute you
So far the MoPo confrence has only confirmed he is staying, There are no other answers that we didnt already know... Still it forced some of the press big boys out of the pub ... I was concerned when I read that "The chairman has given me her full support." .... I would however like to think that her word is her bond. Her father would have made this club a Chamipions League fortress.. she can uphold that legacy and become a legend in her own right. In Cortese's absence she will stand or fall by the actions we see in the near future. While she treads with loyalty and commitment to this club she will command my undying support. KM and MoPo I salute you Alicesdad
  • Score: 2

3:53pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Clever Dick says...

Well I have to admit I'm really disappointed now. I suppose that means my application for the job has been binned by Katharina. Oh well Poch will probably do a marginally better job than me anyway. COYS.
Well I have to admit I'm really disappointed now. I suppose that means my application for the job has been binned by Katharina. Oh well Poch will probably do a marginally better job than me anyway. COYS. Clever Dick
  • Score: -1

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