Rumour Mill (May 19): Garcia wants Saints job

Oscar Garcia

Oscar Garcia

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Former Brighton manager Oscar Garcia wants to be the next boss of Saints, if Mauricio Pochettino leaves the club, so say the Daily Star today.

According to them, Pochettino is poised to make a decision on his future this week, with the Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, "determined" to bring him to White Hart Lane.

Garcia left Brighton earlier this month, after they lost in the Championship play-off semi-finals to Derby. Hardly surprising he'd be keen on a move to Saints, then.

Apparently, the Star reckon the Spaniard is on a shortlist of potential Pochettino replacements at St Mary's.

Elsewhere, the Daily Mirror have Saints being "locked in a signing war" with West Ham over Nice left-back Timothee Kolodziejczak.

Given the length of his name, he probably would have quite a signature. Whether it's worth starting a war over is another matter, though.

In what would no doubt come as a relief to television and radio commentators if he does sign, the 22-year-old Frenchman is apparently known as 'Kolo' for short.

 

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11:05am Mon 19 May 14

Santa Retfordia says...

I bet he bloody well does want the Saints job!

No chance, mate.
I bet he bloody well does want the Saints job! No chance, mate. Santa Retfordia
  • Score: 38

11:27am Mon 19 May 14

SaintJD says...

Is that the same Daily Star that said Adam had signed for Liverpool and would be unveiled before the England squad joined up today? What a joke.

The idea that we have a shortlist is a joke in itself. I'd be very surprised if the board was placing any energy in anything other than ensuring MP stays.
Is that the same Daily Star that said Adam had signed for Liverpool and would be unveiled before the England squad joined up today? What a joke. The idea that we have a shortlist is a joke in itself. I'd be very surprised if the board was placing any energy in anything other than ensuring MP stays. SaintJD
  • Score: 26

11:57am Mon 19 May 14

saints4eva12 says...

why would he want the job in the first place he couldnt get the seagulls any further
why would he want the job in the first place he couldnt get the seagulls any further saints4eva12
  • Score: 13

1:02pm Mon 19 May 14

noodlesnewman says...

saints4eva12 wrote:
why would he want the job in the first place he couldnt get the seagulls any further
I m sticking with les reeds statement , billionaires reps dont bull shihite we aint got lowe at the helm anymore . NO stars will leave , poch did the retained player list he couldnt of done it if he was leaving ! just in case new man wanted guly etc , just few more top class players coming in and as for all this bull coming from papers they are just helping get us noticed globally as poch said rumours are good it shows your doing well and prospering ! SO SO many people green with envy over SFC I LOVE IT ! they soon gonna have egg all over there faces ! TOP FOUR NEXT SEASON , C O Y R .
[quote][p][bold]saints4eva12[/bold] wrote: why would he want the job in the first place he couldnt get the seagulls any further[/p][/quote]I m sticking with les reeds statement , billionaires reps dont bull shihite we aint got lowe at the helm anymore . NO stars will leave , poch did the retained player list he couldnt of done it if he was leaving ! just in case new man wanted guly etc , just few more top class players coming in and as for all this bull coming from papers they are just helping get us noticed globally as poch said rumours are good it shows your doing well and prospering ! SO SO many people green with envy over SFC I LOVE IT ! they soon gonna have egg all over there faces ! TOP FOUR NEXT SEASON , C O Y R . noodlesnewman
  • Score: 21

1:42pm Mon 19 May 14

FindAndDestroy says...

We are now the mighty Saints!!!!

ONLY someone BIG is allowed to manage this club...
We are now the mighty Saints!!!! ONLY someone BIG is allowed to manage this club... FindAndDestroy
  • Score: 10

1:47pm Mon 19 May 14

Outside of the Box says...

Garcia wants the Saints managers job, I want a new red Ferrari, I'm not getting the Ferrari either
Garcia wants the Saints managers job, I want a new red Ferrari, I'm not getting the Ferrari either Outside of the Box
  • Score: 25

1:47pm Mon 19 May 14

FindAndDestroy says...

noodlesnewman wrote:
saints4eva12 wrote:
why would he want the job in the first place he couldnt get the seagulls any further
I m sticking with les reeds statement , billionaires reps dont bull shihite we aint got lowe at the helm anymore . NO stars will leave , poch did the retained player list he couldnt of done it if he was leaving ! just in case new man wanted guly etc , just few more top class players coming in and as for all this bull coming from papers they are just helping get us noticed globally as poch said rumours are good it shows your doing well and prospering ! SO SO many people green with envy over SFC I LOVE IT ! they soon gonna have egg all over there faces ! TOP FOUR NEXT SEASON , C O Y R .
I'am really really hoping you are right!!!!!

I also had a feeling he might just use them interests from Spurs to get more out of his Saints contract...i am quite happy for whatever he wants that will make him stay......
[quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints4eva12[/bold] wrote: why would he want the job in the first place he couldnt get the seagulls any further[/p][/quote]I m sticking with les reeds statement , billionaires reps dont bull shihite we aint got lowe at the helm anymore . NO stars will leave , poch did the retained player list he couldnt of done it if he was leaving ! just in case new man wanted guly etc , just few more top class players coming in and as for all this bull coming from papers they are just helping get us noticed globally as poch said rumours are good it shows your doing well and prospering ! SO SO many people green with envy over SFC I LOVE IT ! they soon gonna have egg all over there faces ! TOP FOUR NEXT SEASON , C O Y R .[/p][/quote]I'am really really hoping you are right!!!!! I also had a feeling he might just use them interests from Spurs to get more out of his Saints contract...i am quite happy for whatever he wants that will make him stay...... FindAndDestroy
  • Score: 10

2:31pm Mon 19 May 14

NC Fan4Life says...

DE Garcia as with most managers would love the job of Saints Manager as the club is financially safe and has money to spend to add to the best young squad in the league. But not going to happen.

MoPo has as safe a position as premiership manager jobs go, so why leave.He has good support, good facilities and a very good young squad. Keep them and add 3 or 4 top targets would give him as good a chance of a top four spot next season as Spurs, so why leave ? Levy would show him the revolving door by the season's end anyway.
The grass is not always greener MoPo, best to sin for a further 3 years !!
DE Garcia as with most managers would love the job of Saints Manager as the club is financially safe and has money to spend to add to the best young squad in the league. But not going to happen. MoPo has as safe a position as premiership manager jobs go, so why leave.He has good support, good facilities and a very good young squad. Keep them and add 3 or 4 top targets would give him as good a chance of a top four spot next season as Spurs, so why leave ? Levy would show him the revolving door by the season's end anyway. The grass is not always greener MoPo, best to sin for a further 3 years !! NC Fan4Life
  • Score: 7

2:34pm Mon 19 May 14

allsaintsnocurves says...

A lower league managers wants to manage a top 10 Premiership Team...are you serious??? They must be mad. I'd like to include that i've just learnt on the grapevine that every other manager in the Championship has also said they too would like to manage Saints!

I think the signing on a left back is essential for Saints before agreeing to let Shaw join Man U. This Nice left back is meant to be pretty good. Great business to get him from £6m and sell Shaw for £28m plus add-ons.
A lower league managers wants to manage a top 10 Premiership Team...are you serious??? They must be mad. I'd like to include that i've just learnt on the grapevine that every other manager in the Championship has also said they too would like to manage Saints! I think the signing on a left back is essential for Saints before agreeing to let Shaw join Man U. This Nice left back is meant to be pretty good. Great business to get him from £6m and sell Shaw for £28m plus add-ons. allsaintsnocurves
  • Score: 0

5:05pm Mon 19 May 14

Saint Jinx says...

noodlesnewman wrote:
saints4eva12 wrote:
why would he want the job in the first place he couldnt get the seagulls any further
I m sticking with les reeds statement , billionaires reps dont bull shihite we aint got lowe at the helm anymore . NO stars will leave , poch did the retained player list he couldnt of done it if he was leaving ! just in case new man wanted guly etc , just few more top class players coming in and as for all this bull coming from papers they are just helping get us noticed globally as poch said rumours are good it shows your doing well and prospering ! SO SO many people green with envy over SFC I LOVE IT ! they soon gonna have egg all over there faces ! TOP FOUR NEXT SEASON , C O Y R .
Well said - you and the others on this page. It makes me feel better, knowing that there are many out there who are positive and willing to go on the offensive.

I really do feel that Owen and others have been extremely disrespectful. Good on Benali and others (Le Tiss, for example). How dare these other people try to put us down. I must admit I have felt bad in some of the pubs around here (in Kent) recently, All the teasing!

I really hope that we can fulfill our dream, I really do.
[quote][p][bold]noodlesnewman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]saints4eva12[/bold] wrote: why would he want the job in the first place he couldnt get the seagulls any further[/p][/quote]I m sticking with les reeds statement , billionaires reps dont bull shihite we aint got lowe at the helm anymore . NO stars will leave , poch did the retained player list he couldnt of done it if he was leaving ! just in case new man wanted guly etc , just few more top class players coming in and as for all this bull coming from papers they are just helping get us noticed globally as poch said rumours are good it shows your doing well and prospering ! SO SO many people green with envy over SFC I LOVE IT ! they soon gonna have egg all over there faces ! TOP FOUR NEXT SEASON , C O Y R .[/p][/quote]Well said - you and the others on this page. It makes me feel better, knowing that there are many out there who are positive and willing to go on the offensive. I really do feel that Owen and others have been extremely disrespectful. Good on Benali and others (Le Tiss, for example). How dare these other people try to put us down. I must admit I have felt bad in some of the pubs around here (in Kent) recently, All the teasing! I really hope that we can fulfill our dream, I really do. Saint Jinx
  • Score: 5

6:59pm Mon 19 May 14

Clever Dick says...

Dear Mr Garcia. Thanks for your kind comments. Unfortunately we aren't seeking a manager at the moment. We already have one. We do however have a vacancy for a toilet cleaner. If you would like an application form don't hesitate to ask.
Dear Mr Garcia. Thanks for your kind comments. Unfortunately we aren't seeking a manager at the moment. We already have one. We do however have a vacancy for a toilet cleaner. If you would like an application form don't hesitate to ask. Clever Dick
  • Score: 7

8:40pm Mon 19 May 14

John Smith34 says...

Congrats DE, Of all the totally pointless articles you've ran about Southampton Football Club in the past few months this one is right up there at the top of the BS list... I wait in anticipation for tomorrow's load of absolute waffle.......
Congrats DE, Of all the totally pointless articles you've ran about Southampton Football Club in the past few months this one is right up there at the top of the BS list... I wait in anticipation for tomorrow's load of absolute waffle....... John Smith34
  • Score: 3

8:03am Tue 20 May 14

kiddynamite says...

Ha Ha i love Saints fan, full of BS!
Poch will leave along with Shaw, Adam and rodriguez.
Saints are not a big enough club for them.
Face it, Get over it and move on. This is football.
You lot go on like you just won the treble.
Next season you will be back to normal, making up the numbers in the big leauge.
Saints fans got jokes.
Ha Ha i love Saints fan, full of BS! Poch will leave along with Shaw, Adam and rodriguez. Saints are not a big enough club for them. Face it, Get over it and move on. This is football. You lot go on like you just won the treble. Next season you will be back to normal, making up the numbers in the big leauge. Saints fans got jokes. kiddynamite
  • Score: -5

9:30am Tue 20 May 14

Clever Dick says...

kiddynamite wrote:
Ha Ha i love Saints fan, full of BS!
Poch will leave along with Shaw, Adam and rodriguez.
Saints are not a big enough club for them.
Face it, Get over it and move on. This is football.
You lot go on like you just won the treble.
Next season you will be back to normal, making up the numbers in the big leauge.
Saints fans got jokes.
Oh well I suppose that is just a little better than making up the numbers in the bargain basement league 2.
[quote][p][bold]kiddynamite[/bold] wrote: Ha Ha i love Saints fan, full of BS! Poch will leave along with Shaw, Adam and rodriguez. Saints are not a big enough club for them. Face it, Get over it and move on. This is football. You lot go on like you just won the treble. Next season you will be back to normal, making up the numbers in the big leauge. Saints fans got jokes.[/p][/quote]Oh well I suppose that is just a little better than making up the numbers in the bargain basement league 2. Clever Dick
  • Score: 1

5:22pm Tue 20 May 14

ItchenBridger says...

Glen Hoddle seen in Eastleigh buying bathroom accessories!
Glen Hoddle seen in Eastleigh buying bathroom accessories! ItchenBridger
  • Score: 2

8:23pm Tue 20 May 14

mickey01 says...

Santa Retfordia wrote:
I bet he bloody well does want the Saints job!

No chance, mate.
rather him than eddie bloody howe
[quote][p][bold]Santa Retfordia[/bold] wrote: I bet he bloody well does want the Saints job! No chance, mate.[/p][/quote]rather him than eddie bloody howe mickey01
  • Score: 0

8:24pm Tue 20 May 14

mickey01 says...

ItchenBridger wrote:
Glen Hoddle seen in Eastleigh buying bathroom accessories!
was that disabled bathroom accessories ?
[quote][p][bold]ItchenBridger[/bold] wrote: Glen Hoddle seen in Eastleigh buying bathroom accessories![/p][/quote]was that disabled bathroom accessories ? mickey01
  • Score: -1

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