What Mauricio Pochettino has told Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy amid Man Utd and Real Madrid links

first_imgMauricio Pochettino has been linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid (Picture: Getty)Tottenham reportedly fear Mauricio Pochettino will leave the club this summer after telling chairman Daniel Levy he is desperate to win titles.Pochettino is rated as one of the most talented managers in the world and has emerged as a target for both Manchester United and Real Madrid.United will appoint a permanent successor to Jose Mourinho at the end of the season and, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in pole position, Pochettino remains a figure of substantial interest.Real Madrid are only third in La Liga – nine points adrift of Barcelona – and Santiago Solari is already under pressure, just four months after replacing Julen Lopetegui.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAccording to The Sun, Pochettino has told Tottenham chairman Levy his ‘burning ambition’ is to win titles, sparking fears in north London that the manager could leave this summer.Last week, Pochettino said it could take ‘five to ten years’ to turn Spurs into Premier League title contenders. Tottenham were subsequently beaten by Chelsea.It is claimed Pochettino now wants financial backing to compete with Europe’s elite and could be tempted to leave if Manchester United or Real Madrid express interest.Madrid contacted Pochettino last summer and are reportedly willing to pay up to £40million in compensation to lure him to the Spanish capital. Comment Pochettino unhappy with lack of end product during Chelsea lossTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:42FullscreenPochettino unhappy with lack of end product during Chelsea losshttps://metro.co.uk/video/pochettino-unhappy-lack-end-product-chelsea-loss-1872706/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. Advertisement Pochettino with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy (Picture: Getty)Tottenham were mooted as Premier League title contenders earlier in the season but have lost successive games to fall nine points adrift of Liverpool.Spurs face north London rivals Arsenal this weekend and a defeat would see the Gunners move to within one point of Pochettino’s side.‘It is a big motivation,’ Unai Emery said. ‘We need to take the opportunity…it’s one team that, at the moment, are better than us in the table.‘I think it is very difficult there, to win, but it is a good test, a great test and a positive test.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movescenter_img What Mauricio Pochettino has told Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy amid Man Utd and Real Madrid links Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Mar 2019 12:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link431Shareslast_img read more

UKGC responds to the FA’s end of relationship with betting

first_img The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a response to yesterday’s news that the English Football Association (FA) has ended all commercial ties with the betting/gambling industry.Following a governance review, the FA has decided to end its £4 million per year betting partnership with Ladbrokes, just one year into its four-year contract.English football’s governing body is reported to have deemed the commercial tie-in as inappropriate and incompatible with its position of enforcing strict non-betting rules for all professional football stakeholders.The governing body had come under fire, following the high profile betting infringement cases of Burnley Midfielder Joey Barton and the ‘Piegate incident’ during non-league Sutton United’s FA Cup 5th round tie against Arsenal FCThe UKGC has issued a statement to reassure customers and fans that the industry will continue to work with the governing body on “sport betting integrity issues”. The statement reads`The Gambling Commission’s Sports Betting intelligence Unit has strong and effective partnerships with sports governing bodies and the gambling industry to identify and take action against any betting activity that threatens the integrity of sport in this country. That important work will not be adversely impacted by today’s decision.”Ladbrokes governance yesterday detailed that it had accepted the FA’s position on the matter, and that it would still advise the governing body on matters relating to football integrity. StumbleUpon Related Articles UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Share Share Winning Post: Swedish regulator pushes back on ‘Storebror’ approach to deposit limits August 24, 2020 Submitlast_img