Saints fans want Poch signed up

Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino

First published in Sport Basingstoke Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Sports Reporter

Mauricio Pochettino might not want to discuss his Saints future until the season is over, but the club’s fans take a very different view.

An online poll at dailyecho.co.uk, which has garnered well over 2,000 votes, revealed that 85 per cent of supporters believe it is important for the manager to sign a new contract before the summer.

Pochettino’s current deal runs until the end of next season, but he has been linked to a number of other clubs, particularly Tottenham Hotspur.

The highly-rated 42-year-old, pictured, has stated that negotiations are not a priority for him at this point, as he wants to focus on guiding Saints to the highest possible league position before beginning talks.

“At the moment, we’re in the midst of finishing the competition as best as possible,” he said.

“I am not a manager to speak about individual situations when we’re in the middle of doing that, which also includes my own personal, individual circumstances.

“I think the fact that I still have an additional year on my contract is proof enough that we should be focusing on the league, focusing on the competitions.

“After these six weeks, then we can speak about things in a calm manner and I can get to know more how the club wants to move forward, what the new project at the club is and how we move forward from then on.”

The fans are not the only ones who are keen to see Pochettino sign an updated deal quickly.

A host of key first-team players have already stated how crucial they believe it is for him to commit to a new long-term contract, with Rickie Lambert, José Fonte, Artur Boruc and Luke Shaw all going on-the-record over the matter.

Fonte said: “If you want this club to go higher and better, I think, in my mind, there’s no doubt that we need to keep Mauricio for a long time.

“By keeping Mauricio, you probably keep the most important players.”

Lambert also told the Echo: “I think once the gaffer’s signed then I think that’s going to reassure everyone and that will give everyone else confidence of the direction we’re going to go.”

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6:56am Sat 5 Apr 14

Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child says...

“After these six weeks, then we can speak about things in a calm manner and I can get to know more how the club wants to move forward, what the new project at the club is and how we move forward from then on.”

Well, there is someone who agrees with me then. This is what I want to know.
“After these six weeks, then we can speak about things in a calm manner and I can get to know more how the club wants to move forward, what the new project at the club is and how we move forward from then on.” Well, there is someone who agrees with me then. This is what I want to know. Cpt. Kirk's illegitimate love child
  • Score: -4

7:14am Sat 5 Apr 14

Mick1101 says...

I'm sure that once Mauricio gets assurances from the Board that Adam,Luke,Jay etc will not be sold then he will commit his future to Saints....he has shown great integrity and dignity from day one at St.Mary's and has made Saints the envy of the rest of The Premier League with his commitment to young ENGLISH players....
I'm sure that once Mauricio gets assurances from the Board that Adam,Luke,Jay etc will not be sold then he will commit his future to Saints....he has shown great integrity and dignity from day one at St.Mary's and has made Saints the envy of the rest of The Premier League with his commitment to young ENGLISH players.... Mick1101
  • Score: 13

8:05am Sat 5 Apr 14

jrod11 says...

Poch and the best players will be missed when they leave but that's football.
Poch and the best players will be missed when they leave but that's football. jrod11
  • Score: -4

9:38am Sat 5 Apr 14

Clever Dick says...

There will always be players and managers who will be missed once they move on. The one thing that won't be missed is the embarrassment of the south, Poopey FC. Come on Hartlepool.
There will always be players and managers who will be missed once they move on. The one thing that won't be missed is the embarrassment of the south, Poopey FC. Come on Hartlepool. Clever Dick
  • Score: 6

10:53am Sat 5 Apr 14

el caballo santos101 says...

jrod11 wrote:
Poch and the best players will be missed when they leave but that's football.
CANESTEN
[quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: Poch and the best players will be missed when they leave but that's football.[/p][/quote]CANESTEN el caballo santos101
  • Score: 1

10:55am Sat 5 Apr 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Clever Dick wrote:
There will always be players and managers who will be missed once they move on. The one thing that won't be missed is the embarrassment of the south, Poopey FC. Come on Hartlepool.
who?
I thought it was just us and allmouth in the south.
[quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: There will always be players and managers who will be missed once they move on. The one thing that won't be missed is the embarrassment of the south, Poopey FC. Come on Hartlepool.[/p][/quote]who? I thought it was just us and allmouth in the south. el caballo santos101
  • Score: 2

11:02am Sat 5 Apr 14

Clever Dick says...

el caballo santos101 wrote:
Clever Dick wrote:
There will always be players and managers who will be missed once they move on. The one thing that won't be missed is the embarrassment of the south, Poopey FC. Come on Hartlepool.
who?
I thought it was just us and allmouth in the south.
Patience. Not too long to wait now.
[quote][p][bold]el caballo santos101[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clever Dick[/bold] wrote: There will always be players and managers who will be missed once they move on. The one thing that won't be missed is the embarrassment of the south, Poopey FC. Come on Hartlepool.[/p][/quote]who? I thought it was just us and allmouth in the south.[/p][/quote]Patience. Not too long to wait now. Clever Dick
  • Score: 1

11:16am Sat 5 Apr 14

J7junctionseven says...

jrod11 wrote:
Poch and the best players will be missed when they leave but that's football.
Pathetic. Do you not have any friends you could go out to play with instead of trying to get attention on here. I hear there's loads of kids in Buckland and Somerstown etc which probably isn't far from you so why not pop round there.
[quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: Poch and the best players will be missed when they leave but that's football.[/p][/quote]Pathetic. Do you not have any friends you could go out to play with instead of trying to get attention on here. I hear there's loads of kids in Buckland and Somerstown etc which probably isn't far from you so why not pop round there. J7junctionseven
  • Score: 0

11:37am Sat 5 Apr 14

THE12THMAN says...

The club must do everything it can to keep M.P. He is the most talented and influential manager Southampton Football Club have had since Strachan in my opinion, Offer him a lucrative contract the man deserves it. COYR.
The club must do everything it can to keep M.P. He is the most talented and influential manager Southampton Football Club have had since Strachan in my opinion, Offer him a lucrative contract the man deserves it. COYR. THE12THMAN
  • Score: 2

11:38am Sat 5 Apr 14

el caballo santos101 says...

jrod11 wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
jrod11 wrote:
Poch and the best players will be missed when they leave but that's football.
Pathetic. Do you not have any friends you could go out to play with instead of trying to get attention on here. I hear there's loads of kids in Buckland and Somerstown etc which probably isn't far from you so why not pop round there.
cretin
CANESTEN!
[quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: Poch and the best players will be missed when they leave but that's football.[/p][/quote]Pathetic. Do you not have any friends you could go out to play with instead of trying to get attention on here. I hear there's loads of kids in Buckland and Somerstown etc which probably isn't far from you so why not pop round there.[/p][/quote]cretin[/p][/quote]CANESTEN! el caballo santos101
  • Score: 0

4:45pm Sat 5 Apr 14

hedge end bob says...

jrod11 wrote:
Poch and the best players will be missed when they leave but that's football.
THRUSH
FOPAD FOREVER.
[quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: Poch and the best players will be missed when they leave but that's football.[/p][/quote]THRUSH FOPAD FOREVER. hedge end bob
  • Score: 0

4:48pm Sat 5 Apr 14

hedge end bob says...

jrod11 wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
jrod11 wrote: Poch and the best players will be missed when they leave but that's football.
Pathetic. Do you not have any friends you could go out to play with instead of trying to get attention on here. I hear there's loads of kids in Buckland and Somerstown etc which probably isn't far from you so why not pop round there.
cretin
THRUSH.
FOPAD FOREVER
[quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: Poch and the best players will be missed when they leave but that's football.[/p][/quote]Pathetic. Do you not have any friends you could go out to play with instead of trying to get attention on here. I hear there's loads of kids in Buckland and Somerstown etc which probably isn't far from you so why not pop round there.[/p][/quote]cretin[/p][/quote]THRUSH. FOPAD FOREVER hedge end bob
  • Score: 0

4:50pm Sat 5 Apr 14

hedge end bob says...

THRUSH

FECK OFF POOPEY AND DIE FOREVER.
THRUSH FECK OFF POOPEY AND DIE FOREVER. hedge end bob
  • Score: -1

6:26pm Sat 5 Apr 14

J7junctionseven says...

jrod11 wrote:
J7junctionseven wrote:
jrod11 wrote:
Poch and the best players will be missed when they leave but that's football.
Pathetic. Do you not have any friends you could go out to play with instead of trying to get attention on here. I hear there's loads of kids in Buckland and Somerstown etc which probably isn't far from you so why not pop round there.
cretin
Pathetic.
[quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J7junctionseven[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jrod11[/bold] wrote: Poch and the best players will be missed when they leave but that's football.[/p][/quote]Pathetic. Do you not have any friends you could go out to play with instead of trying to get attention on here. I hear there's loads of kids in Buckland and Somerstown etc which probably isn't far from you so why not pop round there.[/p][/quote]cretin[/p][/quote]Pathetic. J7junctionseven
  • Score: 0

6:28pm Sat 5 Apr 14

J7junctionseven says...

jrod11's not getting the attention it's craving and is resorting to the same one word he can spell.
Awwwhh...bless the little nonce
jrod11's not getting the attention it's craving and is resorting to the same one word he can spell. Awwwhh...bless the little nonce J7junctionseven
  • Score: -1

1:35pm Mon 7 Apr 14

OSPREYSAINT says...

Spurs reported to be getting rid of Sherwood in the Summer, Poch 2nd favourite! Why would he go to a Club that has a record of reneging on a Manager before he has even had a chance to fulfil his 18 month contract, they simply can't be trusted. Sign up for us MP you know it makes sense.
Spurs reported to be getting rid of Sherwood in the Summer, Poch 2nd favourite! Why would he go to a Club that has a record of reneging on a Manager before he has even had a chance to fulfil his 18 month contract, they simply can't be trusted. Sign up for us MP you know it makes sense. OSPREYSAINT
  • Score: 0

12:12am Wed 9 Apr 14

Malcombe says...

When are these rumours going to stop? 2nd favourite for Spurs why would Mauricio want to go to Spurs he's still cutting his teeth at Southampton and has a mission to fulfil.

Here's the good news, Roberto Martinez is hot favourite to come to SFC, 2nd is the Bayern Munich Manager Pepe, 3rd Alec Ferguson, 4th Brendon Rogers, no sorry he's first favourite and don't forget Arsen Wenger is in the running, nothing like starting more garbage talk and speculation, all I can say is we all want MoPo to stay and the these ruddy rumours die a natural death so come on The Very Special Special One Mauricio sign for the next 10 years and shut them up please
When are these rumours going to stop? 2nd favourite for Spurs why would Mauricio want to go to Spurs he's still cutting his teeth at Southampton and has a mission to fulfil. Here's the good news, Roberto Martinez is hot favourite to come to SFC, 2nd is the Bayern Munich Manager Pepe, 3rd Alec Ferguson, 4th Brendon Rogers, no sorry he's first favourite and don't forget Arsen Wenger is in the running, nothing like starting more garbage talk and speculation, all I can say is we all want MoPo to stay and the these ruddy rumours die a natural death so come on The Very Special Special One Mauricio sign for the next 10 years and shut them up please Malcombe
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