Spurs chiefs worry axing Pochettino will benefit rivals as Man Utd and Real circle

Posted On May 31 2020 by

first_imgAngry Poch claimed there were “different agendas in the squad” following the defeat on penalties to League Two opposition.That includes the fact Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are all out of contract at the end of this campaign.The club were also willing to listen to offers for Danny Rose, Victor Wanyama and Serge Aurier over the summer.2 Tottenham have failed to agree a deal with Christian EriksenCredit: EPASpurs boss Mauricio Pochettino says he is to blame and not keeper Loris Karius for his performance against Liverpool WORRIED Tottenham chiefs fear rivals will benefit if they pull the plug on their manager Mauricio Pochettino.Spurs chairman Daniel Levy wants to give Poch time to turn around a dismal start to the campaign.2 Daniel Levy wants to give Poch time to turn their bad patch of form aroundCredit: Getty Images – GettyThe Argie coach would get the four years left on his contract paid up if he is axed.And more importantly, he would also walk into his next job without compensation going to the club he started rebuilding five seasons ago.Real Madrid and Manchester United are long-term admirers of the 47-year-old coach and both have managers under scrutiny.Zinedine Zidane has struggled with poor results this season after returning to the Spanish giants.While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing a huge battle to get United into the top four of the Premier League.Pochettino’s stock is still high at Europe’s top clubs after his work at Spurs since getting appointed in 2014 from Southampton.But Tuesday’s shock Carabao Cup exit at the hands of minnows Colchester underlined the problems at the club since reaching the Champions League final last season.last_img read more


Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

Posted On Aug 11 2019 by

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories – / 18 The Arizona Cardinals’ defensive struggles with tight ends have been well-documented, and it seemed the Cardinals were likely on their way to another long Sunday against future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez and the Atlanta Falcons. But the Cardinals held Gonzalez to just 26 yards and three catches on eight targets — something that went a long way toward limiting the Falcons to 55 percent passing and holding them without a touchdown until the late stages of the fourth quarter in Arizona’s 27-13 win Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   Opposing tight ends had torched the Cardinals to the tune of six catches and 88 yards per game, and had accounted for eight touchdowns in eight games. The Cardinals used a mix of cornerback Jerraud Powers, linebackers Daryl Washington and Karlos Dansby and safeties Tyrann Mathieu, Yeremiah Bell and Rashad Johnson to slow down the 6-foot-5, 250-pound Gonzalez. In fact, the biggest contribution a Falcons TE made was from Levine Toilolo, who drew a questionable pass interference call in the end zone to wipe out a fourth-and-goal incompletion in the fourth quarter. Mathieu said the Cardinals were aided by the fact that the Falcons were without their top two receivers in Roddy White and Julio jones. “Obviously, we knew Matt Ryan was going to target Tony more than he had in their previous games,” Mathieu said. “We just took it as a challenge. Everybody stepped up.”Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said the defense tried to switch up coverage looks in an attempt to pressure Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and keep Gonzalez in check. Both worked, as Ryan was sacked four times and threw four interceptions. “It was a team effort … playing with great technique, the line getting pressure,” Dansby said. “We did it together. That’s the only way we can stop or slow down these tight ends.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more