'Shame on You Spurs': Some fans react as Jose Mourinho appointed as the new manager

'Shame on You Spurs': Some fans react as Jose Mourinho appointed as the new manager – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Tottenham Hotspur have announced on their club official website that Jose Mourinho has been appointed as their new manager.
Mourinho, the former Chelsea and Manchester United manager, has agreed a long-term deal that runs till 2023.
The two-times Champions League winning manager has said that he is excited to have joined the north London club, and that the quality of the squad and the club academy has attracted him.
Many Spurs fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to express their reaction after the news broke out. Here are some of the selected tweets:

Serial Winner, that’s all that can be said.
— Manny (@MannyTHFC) November 20, 2019

Mixed feelings but I look forward to saturday
— H (@GioCelsosiuu) November 20, 2019

Shame on You Spurs… You sacked the best manager we have ever had for Jose 1/2 years… Unbelievable #COYS
— Paul Cain (@Black69anther) November 20, 2019

Salt on our wounds
— Mohit Tottenham Lilywhite (@spurs_mohit) November 20, 2019

As much as I want the team to lift, if the players lift for Jose, that will be the biggest shame.
Poch has been left completely out in the cold by his underperforming wantaways. One of the saddest days in my recent memory.
— Matthew Comito (@matthewcomito) November 20, 2019

Welcome Jose! Levy doesn’t like spending money so good luck
— George (@georgespursvlog) November 20, 2019

Tottenham have made a poor start to the season and currently find themselves at 14th in the Premier League. They will take on West Ham after the international break.
Spurs announced yesterday that they have parted way with Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentine was a favourite among the fans, and took Spurs to the Champions League final last season where they lost to Liverpool in Madrid.
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Phil Hay reveals Liverpool & Man. Utd are monitoring Elland Road defender Bielsa adores

Phil Hay reveals Liverpool & Man. Utd are monitoring Elland Road defender Bielsa adores – originally posted on Sportslens.com
According to The Athletic’s Phil Hay, Liverpool are genuinely interested in securing the services of Leeds United centre-back Ben White, while Manchester United have also scouted the Englishman this season.
The 22-year-old arrived at Elland Road on a season-long loan from Brighton and Hove Albion in July, and immediately hit the ground running, proving to be a quality replacement for Pontus Jansson.
White has played every minute of all Leeds’ 16 Championship games thus far – the only outfield player to have done so under head coach Marcelo Bielsa – and it’s not a surprise that the club wanted an option to make his loan move permanent.
Brighton outrightly refused given his potential, and it’s safe to say that the centre-back will almost certainly be playing in the English top-flight next season.
Leeds have conceded just nine league goals this term – the least in the Championship – and they have White to thank for it.
The youngster has made 46 interceptions – more than any player in the league – and his ability on the ball has seen record an impressive pass completion rate of 85%.
Without a doubt, their defence will play a huge role in their promotion chances, and White has been key to its solidity.
What happens at the end of the campaign remains to be seen, but Brighton will surely not be selling him for cheap should they agree to cash in, and the fact that the Premier League bigwigs are watching him means Leeds might have a slim chance of holding on to him.
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Fabrizio Romano immediately reveals who Levy is now considering as next Tottenham boss

Fabrizio Romano immediately reveals who Levy is now considering as next Tottenham boss – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Tottenham Hotspur have sacked Mauricio Pochettino, and it seems chairman Daniel Levy isn’t wasting time as regards appointing the Argentine’s successor.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has revealed that the Spurs chief is set to decide on the club’s new boss in some hours from now, and that former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who is open to starting a discussion with the North Londoners, is being considered.

Tottenham are considering José Mourinho as new manager, after sacking Pochettino. And José would be open to start a discussion with Spurs. Daniel Levy will decide on next hours. #THFC #Tottenham #Spurs #Pochettino
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 19, 2019

The Portuguese has always been favourite for the job since Pochettino was linked with an exit, and it will be interesting to see if Spurs go ahead with a move for the Special One.
Mourinho has been without a job since getting fired by Manchester United last December, but has been regularly linked with a return to Real Madrid, while Pochettino has also been linked with the Spanish giants.
Having won three Premier League titles over two stints at Chelsea, league titles with Madrid, Porto and Inter Milan and the Champions League with the Portuguese and Italian outfits, the Special One has a huge c.v, but if he has what it takes to take Spurs to the next level remains to be seen, and it will be interesting to see what happens at the North London club in the coming hours.
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Gary Lineker & Guillem Balague instant reactions as Spurs sack Pochettino

Gary Lineker & Guillem Balague instant reactions as Spurs sack Pochettino – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Tottenham Hotspur have parted ways with manager Mauricio Pochettino following a dismal start to the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.

Club statement
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 19, 2019

The North Londoners are currently 14th in the table after picking up just 14 points in their opening 12 games of the season.
Spurs have only won thrice, losing four games and drawing the other five, and are just six points above the relegation zone and 11 points adrift the top-four.
They were dumped out of the League Cup by League Two outfit Colchester United, while the 7-2 loss at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League didn’t do Pochettino any favours.
Not many saw the latest development coming, and Spanish football expert Guillem Balague and Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker have both reacted thus to the shocking news on Twitter:

Oh oh. So it was true https://t.co/sNsCre8JpF
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) November 19, 2019

Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked by @SpursOfficial. He helped the club to punch massively above their weight for years. Good luck with finding a better replacement….ain’t gonna happen.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 19, 2019

Pochettino joined Tottenham from Southampton in the summer of 2014, leading Spurs to top-four finishes in four of his five seasons in charge, as well as their first Champions League final last term.
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Report: Everton could be offered chance to sign Serie A hitman who scored 30 goals last term

Report: Everton could be offered chance to sign Serie A hitman who scored 30 goals last term – originally posted on Sportslens.com
According to Italian outlet Calciomercato.it, Everton could be potentially offered the chance to sign AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek in a swap deal with Moise Kean in January.
The Rossoneri hitman bagged 11 goals in 21 games across all competitions during the second half of the campaign after hitting 19 goals in 21 games during the first half for Genoa.
However, Piatek is struggling for form this term, scoring just thrice in 12 games so far, and Milan are open to letting him leave in January.
While a return to Genoa on a temporary deal has been mooted, a move to Everton could be on the cards with Kean moving the other way.
The 19-year-old arrived from Juventus for £29 million during the summer, but has struggled to impress so far.
The Italian is yet to score in the Toffees’ colours, and has managed just one assist in 11 appearances across all competitions.
Kean has already been linked with a January exit from Goodison Park, with his father urging him to join Milan.
Having scored just 13 goals in 12 league games this season, Everton could do with a quality finisher going forward, and it remains to be seen if Piatek can be the solution if snapped up.
While the 24-year-old was in electric form last term, Marco Silva’s side will be taking a huge gamble should they go after his services given his struggles this season, and giving Kean time to find his rhythm could be a better option.
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Sources close to Nagelsmann reveals Tottenham's chances of landing RB Leipzig coach

Sources close to Nagelsmann reveals Tottenham's chances of landing RB Leipzig coach – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly lined up RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann as one of the candidates to potentially replace Mauricio Pochettino should the Argentine leave the club.
Spurs are struggling in the Premier League so far, picking up just 14 points from their opening 12 games of the campaign, and the manager could leave.
The North London giants want Nagelsmann, but a source close to the German has revealed to The Athletic that their approach has come a year too late.
The 32-year-old left Hoffenheim to join the Bundesliga side during the summer, and he isn’t keen on leaving anytime soon.
He was open to a move abroad during his final season at Hoffenheim, but eventually decided to remain in German.
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“He’s an exceptional talent” – Sky Sports pundit drools over Leeds star

“He’s an exceptional talent” – Sky Sports pundit drools over Leeds star – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips was wanted by a couple of Premier League sides during the summer transfer window, but the club held on to their star player and handed him a new deal.
The 23-year-old will now hope to lead the Elland Road outfit to top-flight promotion at the end of the campaign after last season’s disappointment, but Sky Sports pundit Danny Higginbotham believes he will be in the Premier League next season with or without Leeds.

“He’s an exceptional talent.”
“It’s not just how well he defends the defenders but it’s his distribution."
“He’ll be in the PL next season, with or without Leeds.” @Higginbotham05 explains why #LUFC’s Kalvin Phillips should be in with a chance of going to Euro 2020 pic.twitter.com/IVbafs4nyv
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) November 19, 2019

He also believes the exceptional Phillips has what it takes to play for England at the European Championships next summer, and it will be interesting to see if the midfielder can force his way into Gareth Southgate’s star-studded squad.
The Leeds academy graduate has featured in all 16 Championship games of the campaign so far, scoring the winner and only goal in the victory against Birmingham, and also providing an assist in the 2-0 victory against Barnsley.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men are currently third in the table following an impressive start to the season, and are one of the favourites to finish in top-two and seal automatic promotion.
Failure to do so will almost certainly result to Phillips’ and Bielsa’s departures, and it will be interesting to see how Leeds fare going forward this season.
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Mauricio Pochettino closing in on Tottenham Hotspur exit with potential replacements being lined up

Mauricio Pochettino closing in on Tottenham Hotspur exit with potential replacements being lined up – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Mauricio Pochettino could be on the verge of being sacked as Tottenham Hotspur manager if things don’t improve for the Lily Whites quickly.
The Spurs manager is under fire for not producing the necessary results and another embarrassment to West Ham United could be the last straw for his job as the Spurs boss.
The Independent reports that things have reached such a level that potential replacements to the Argentine are already being set up.
Spurs see RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann and AFC Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe as those ideal managers which are suited to the club’s philosophy for developing youngsters into top-class players.
However, with both managers being tied onto the respective clubs for the long-term, Spurs are also looking into managers who are currently available. Massimiliano Allegri, Jose Mourinho and Ralf Ragnick are all potential options to be approached if the Argentine’s deemed fit to let go.
The Lily Whites have experienced quite the horrific downfall since reaching the UEFA Champions League finals for the first time ever in their history back in June.
They are winless in the Premier League since September and despite winning big in the Champions League recently, the fact that they’re 12th and already 11 points behind the top-four is starting to become a big issue.
That being said, Spurs will need to underperform consistently for a while in order for Daniel Levy to take the decision of letting Pochettino go. Apparently, the Argentine’s sacking could cost somewhere between £12 million and £18 million.
Pochettino also held crisis talks with Levy during the International break in which the club’s poor form and other things were discussed between the two.
There is the general thinking that a crushing blow at the hands of West Ham could be devastating for the club and force them to make the decision for parting ways with Pochettino.
A source told the Telegraph, “Unless things improve dramatically then it is impossible to see Pochettino staying at Tottenham for the entire season. Losing at West Ham would be a disaster for them.”
“Levy would prefer not to sack him, not only because of the money but also because of what he has achieved at Tottenham. But Pochettino has made it look like that is what he might prefer.”, he added.
A reason for Pochettino’s dismay this season is that he didn’t get enough control over transfers and how Spurs didn’t invest enough during the summer to give him the players he wanted.
He even admitted to having no say in transfers back in July, after which Spurs’ mood and form have both fallen apart. Not having won a single Premier League away game this season, Spurs need to get firing on all cylinders against West ham to keep their manager’s job safe.
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"World class really?" – Chris Sutton disagrees with Micah Richards' claims about Liverpool star

"World class really?" – Chris Sutton disagrees with Micah Richards' claims about Liverpool star – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Former Manchester City star Micah Richards believes Liverpool skipper and midfielder Jordan Henderson is a world-class player, citing his consistency and Champions League trophy as proofs.

'Jordan Henderson is world class because of his consistency'
@MicahRichards believes #LFC captain Jordan Henderson doesn't get the recognition he deserves
Do you agree?
Listen live https://t.co/xfxVNLqKw7#bbcfootball #MondayNightClub pic.twitter.com/NL4ZOfI4ne
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) November 18, 2019

Given the array of talents available at his disposal, England boss Gareth Southgate is yet to come up with his starting XI ahead of next year’s European Championships, but many reckon the Reds star is guaranteed of a berth in the midfield.
Chris Sutton doesn’t agree with Richards’ claims, though, dubbing it “a big statement,” and reacting thus on Twitter to it:

World class really???… https://t.co/7HGJR1KMLM
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) November 19, 2019

Henderson has remained a regular and key player under manager Jurgen Klopp, but he continues to divide opinions among the fans.
The 29-year-old has started nine Premier League games this term and made two other appearances off the bench, weighing in with the equalizer against Tottenham Hotspur and a crucial assist against Manchester City.
No matter what he does, the England international will never win everybody over, but there is no doubt that he will go down in history as a Liverpool legend after he hangs the boot.
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Report: Rangers have identified player to rival star without a recognisable challenger

Report: Rangers have identified player to rival star without a recognisable challenger – originally posted on Sportslens.com
According to The Athletic’s Jordan Campbell, Nathan Patterson is being primed as James Tavernier’s direct competitor for the start of next season.
While manager Steven Gerrard is now able to name a strong regular starter and an able deputy in each of the 11 positions on the pitch, the Rangers skipper is one player who has been without a recognisable challenger thus far.
The 28-year-old right-back has featured in all 12 Premiership games, 11 Europa League games and two League Cup games this term, and could do with a quality cover and competition going forward.
While Patterson has only regularly trained with the first-team and is a key player for Graeme Murty’s Rangers Colts, the club reckons he has what it takes to succeed Tavernier in the position and become a long-term option.
The contract of the 18-year-old runs out in the summer, but talks over a new deal are ongoing with English Premier League clubs monitoring the situation.
Murty has already claimed Patterson “has all of the characteristics you would ascribe with an elite level full-back,” and he also believes “he has got the technique, a level of subtlety and disguise that is generally lacking in younger players.”
The player himself has revealed his desire to start challenging the Rangers skipper as soon as possible, and given how swift his development has gone since the beginning of the campaign, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if the teenager starts featuring for Gerrard’s side next season.
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