Lineker, Shaw and more: Twitter reacts as Tottenham appoint Pochettino
Gary Lineker and Luke Shaw both tweet their thoughts after Tottenham appoint Mauricio Pochettino as manager
Tottenham appointed Mauricio Pochettino as their new manager on a five-year deal on Tuesday afternoon.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 27, 2014
The news came after days of speculation linking the Argentinian with the White Hart Lane job following Tim Sherwood’s sacking at the end of the season.
The 42-year-old, who resigned after 18 months in charge at Southampton, becomes the north London club’s 10th manager since 2001.
Tuesday’s big Premier League story inevitably prompted plenty of activity on Twitter – and here are our favourite updates, in chronological order.
Former Spurs striker Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) is quick to give his thoughts following the news of the appointment: “Mauricio Pochettino is the new manager of Spurs. Needed to get that tweet out quickly before they fire him. On a serious note, I like Pochettino’s style of play. Could be a really good appointment if he’s given time, support and a say in transfers. Forgive another serious note: Feel for Saints fans and the possible disintegration of a team that promised so much.
Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) chimes in in predictable fashion: “Don’t understand Pochettino’s decision – why would he trade down?”
Former Liverpool man Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) is surprised by the length of Pochettino’s contract: “Why are clubs giving 5 year contracts when the shelf life is 18 months? Spurs and Saints fans thoughts please?”
Southampton defender and reported Chelsea target Luke Shaw (@LukeShaw3) pays tribute to his departing manager: “Would like to thank Mauricio for everything he has done for me. Great manager, great guy and has helped me a lot. Wish him all the best”
Ex-Saints midfielder Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) gives his opinion on the appointment: “I genuinely don’t mind if players/managers move on to what they perceive as better things but don’t mug fans off along the way with lies. For those asking i have no coaching badges so cant be a manager under FA rules and have no intention of taking them”
And finally, former Southampton man Claus Lundekvam (@SaintSkipper5) makes his feelings clear: “I am just so so sad and disappointed losing our manager. His work and philosophy has been a big part of what we have achieved this season. SAD”