Simon Jordan: This is who will be the next manager of Tottenham
By Harry Sykes
Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has claimed on Twitter that Ronald Koeman will be the next manager of Tottenham.
Jordan believes that Mauricio Pochettino will take over at Barcelona and that Everton boss Koeman will succeed him at White Hart Lane.
The former Palace chairman made the claim on his personal Twitter account on Thursday evening as he posted a link of Pochettino refuting the possibility of taking over at Camp Nou, where current manager Luis Enrique will depart at the end of the season.
Pochettino insists that his strong links to Barcelona’s city rivals Espanyol – he played for and managed the club – rule out him out of ever managing the Spanish champions, as it would be akin to him taking over at Arsenal one day.
But Jordan was unconvinced by the Spurs manager’s quotes, pointing out that George Graham managed Tottenham despite spending nearly a decade at their bitter rivals Arsenal.
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The outspoken and well connected Jordan did not place a timeframe on when he believes Pochettino will manage Barcelona and joked that he could end up being ‘Mystic Mug’ rather than ‘Mystic Meg’.
Pochettino, who signed a five-year contract last May, has continued to enhance his reputation in his third season at Tottenham.
Spurs currently sit second in the Premier League and are on course to qualify for the Champions League for the second consecutive campaign.
They are also in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, where they are preparing for a mouthwatering showdown against bitter rivals Chelsea.
By contrast, Everton are seventh in the Premier League table with a haul of 50 points from 27 matches and are six points adrift of Liverpool in the final Champions League spot.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the London giants have won the race to sign a 32-goal striker who has taken the league by storm.