Author Archives: David Hytner


Tottenham’s Mousa Dembélé joins Guangzhou R&F for £11m

By | 17th January 2019

• Belgian leaves Spurs after six and a half years at the club• Pochettino called him ‘a genius’ and he will be missed by fansTottenham have confirmed the £11m departure of Mousa Dembélé to Guangzhou R&F in the Chinese Super League – a player that t…


Pochettino v Solskjær: Premier League soap opera could run and run | David Hytner

By | 11th January 2019

The Spurs manager is a target for Manchester United but Daniel Levy would oppose any move with iron fists It was the moment that enshrined Ole Gunnar Solskjær into Manchester United legend. David Beckham’s corner, Teddy Sheringham’s flick and, well, yo…


Mousa Dembélé set to leave Tottenham for Beijing Guoan in £11m move

By | 8th January 2019

• Midfielder in line to join Chinese Super League club• Dembélé feels lower tempo there will suit himMousa Dembélé is poised to join Beijing Guoan in the Chinese Super League, with Tottenham in the process of finalising the paperwork on an £11m transfe…

Pochettino says Spurs will struggle to compete at top without spending

By | 7th January 2019

• Manager cites Arsène Wenger as having faced similar pressures• ‘If we want to win titles, we need to operate in a different way’Mauricio Pochettino was in soul-searching mood. The Tottenham manager had brought up Arsène Wenger and how his former adve…

Mauricio Pochettino: Champions League not cups keeps me in a job

By | 3rd January 2019

• Winning FA Cup or Carabao Cup not No 1 for Spurs manager• Tottenham at League Two Tranmere on Friday nightMauricio Pochettino believes he would have been sacked by now at Tottenham if all he had done was to win a domestic cup. The manager takes his t…

Spurs’ Pochettino admits debt to Unai Emery before north London derby

By | 30th November 2018

• Rival managers are ‘good friends’ from time together in Spain• Emery recommended Pochettino for Valencia job in 2012Mauricio Pochettino has spoken of the debt that he owes to Unai Emery, the Arsenal manager, who has become his near neighbour in Hertf…

Lucas Moura relishes chance to shine at Spurs after being displaced at PSG

By | 29th November 2018

Brazilian is keen to make his point on Sunday against Arsenal and Unai Emery, the manager who froze him out at PSGLucas Moura has described it as the worst seven months of his life and even now the speed of his descent from hero to zero under Unai Emer…

Mauricio Pochettino unhappy over balance of Spurs squad in Europe

By | 27th November 2018

• Manager must omit Juan Foyth against Inter due to Uefa rules• Pochettino pleased with ‘humble’ reaction to Chelsea victoryMauricio Pochettino has voiced his unhappiness at how Tottenham’s recruitment policy has affected his selection decisions, befor…

Mauricio Pochettino battling skewed perceptions and stadium malaise | David Hytner

By | 23rd November 2018

Spurs manager says players and staff disappointed by delays to new stadium but that ‘the reality is we’re in the top four’There is a perception that has gathered steam over the course of what Mauricio Pochettino has described as Tottenham’s “weird” sea…