Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #24
Tottenham Hotspur parted ways with Argentinian manager Mauricio Pochettino after more than five years at the club, with chairman Daniel Levy making it clear the departure was a sacking rather than a parting of ways through mutual consent.
Despite the indifferent start to the season for Spurs, it still came as quite a shock for the 47-year-old to be sacked – coming just six months after Pochettino lead Spurs to their first Champions League final, losing to Liverpool in Madrid.
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Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #3
Henri Saivet is something of a conundrum as a footballer at Newcastle United. A late relic of the Magpies’ French Revolution, whereby scout Graham Carr utilised his extensive contacts in the European nation to bring a host of French talent over the Channel, with some working out brilliantly and many falling by the wayside.
Once such star was Saivet, who was brought in towards the end of Carr’s tenure at the head of Newcastle’s recruitment and scouting network, and despite doubts from the then management of Steve McClaren, signed from Bordeaux for a hefty reported fee of £5m.
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Featured in the Raumdeuter Online Magazine – Edition #1
Manchester United supporters will have been cursing their side as they succumbed to a disappointing 2-0 away defeat to West Ham United, putting in a particularly sub-par performance.
True, their opponents have started the new Premier League campaign well, with Hammers boss Manuel Pellegrini praising his side as they become “more consistent and more solid”, but it still should have been a seen as a game that Manchester United would come out of victorious.
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