Santini Resigns

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  1. nicephoras

    nicephoras A very stable genius

    Fucklechester Rangers
    Jul 22, 2001
    Eastern Seaboard of Yo! Semite
  2. jstlouis

    jstlouis Member

    Jun 23, 2003
    Winnipeg, Canada
    FSWR has it on good authority that Jacques Santini has resigned as Tottenham manager for personal reasons and has already returned to France.

  3. Achtung

    Achtung Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks, Jeremy. Bit of a shock there, thought they'd been looking good so far. Not sure what "personal reasons" entails...
  4. SnowyAruba

    SnowyAruba New Member

    Mar 22, 2004
    Austin, TX
    Was there actually trouble between him and Frank? Or was it just some sort of culture shock. I heard he'd been living in a hotel since he started, I can't imagine that would go over well with his family.

    And what happens next? Does Jol take over till the end of the season then we make a bid for Martin O'Neill? I don't think he is yoo happy with the board's lack of financial support there, and this could be a good club for him to take to another level.

    Man, I'm shocked, we had come so far it seemed like.
  5. Father Ted

    Father Ted BigSoccer Supporter

    Manchester United, Galway United, New York Red Bulls
    Nov 2, 2001
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Yikes, that was quick. Martin O'Neill anyone?
  6. comme

    comme Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 21, 2003
    After the interminable wait to "get the right man" we are now left in limbo yet again. Personally I wouldn't mind seeing Jol given a go as i have only heard good things about him.

    At least there is one positive, with Pleat gone, Raddy Antic is probably out of the picture.
  7. mis-e-one

    mis-e-one New Member

    Aug 23, 2004
    I heard this on the radio and I thought WTF?!

    I honestly believed that Santini had the capability to make Spurs a decent side again. Now he's left!! I dunno, I just feel flat now, since who is there to take his place?!
  8. THFC1

    THFC1 New Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    South East London
    Maybe Bobby Robson for the short term. He knows Frank Arnesen well. But i am all in favour of Martin O'Neill :)
  9. jumhed

    jumhed Member

    Mar 26, 2001
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    WTF? I'm stunned. This is the last thing Spurs need right now. More turmoil at the Lane, now in a way, I'm not surprised.
  10. bjb7223

    bjb7223 New Member

    May 29, 2004
  11. RobB

    RobB New Member

    Aug 8, 2003
    Santini said: "My time at Tottenham has been memorable and it is with deep regret that I take my leave. I wish the club and the supporters all the best.

    "Private issues in my personal life have arisen which caused my decision. I very much hope that the wonderful fans will respect my decision."

    Arnesen said the club were sad to see Santini go: "We are obviously disappointed that Jacques is leaving us. We fully respect his decision."
  12. THFC1

    THFC1 New Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    South East London
    On Sky Sports news they just read some quotes from Jacques earlier in the season where he was saying that it is a 24 hour job, not finding a house & living out of a suitcase was a big problem
  13. metropolis2k

    metropolis2k New Member

    Sep 7, 2004
    Big shock. I know Santini was saying he's been so busy he hadn't had time to find somewhere to live etc. so I guess that and his wife suffering that too are what caused this.

    In terms of the team, I thought they were starting to look good. Yes, I'm worried about the lack of goals and creativity but at least defensively we have looked good early on.

    I hope everything gets settled again soon - this must be a bit hard on a lot of the new players.
  14. prk166

    prk166 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 8, 2000
    Med City
    What's up with short tenures for coaches this season? Luggy got 2 games. Del Nieri was in Lisbon for a month. Voeller was in and then out. And you all know all about Camacho leaving Real. And now Santini leaves Spurs with having just enough time to start to rebuild the squad.
  15. chriswalk27

    chriswalk27 New Member

    Dec 8, 2003
    Dalton Georgia
    This might turn out to be a good thing if Jol can get along with Frank better than Santini did.

    Carrick might actually get to start now and we might attack more now there is less pressure on Jol to produce compared to Santini.
  16. musicl

    musicl New Member

    Jan 9, 2004
    Man this is a shock.

    Terry Venables, Harry Redknap, Big Sam, Dowie or Martin O'Neil hopefully get job. No foriegners.

    Just wait for Gerrerd Houllier to be linked with the job - the thought makes you want to cry.
  17. The Double

    The Double Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 11, 2002
    Jesus F. Christ. I can't say I saw this one coming.
  18. sendorange

    sendorange Member+

    Jun 7, 2003
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    A shame he has left so earlier but not a problem. Martin Jol will take charge now, which there's a strong school of thought may have been the plan all along, either way he was there in the coaching staff as insurance for this kind of thing.
  19. schoolofscience

    schoolofscience New Member

    Apr 15, 2004
    I support Everton, therefore I have no right to insult any other team in the world with the exception of DC United.

  20. Clan

    Clan Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Thats a stunner...

    I do wonder what the real reason is though.
  21. Mikey10

    Mikey10 Member

    Sep 20, 2003
    Nat'l Team:
    I didn't see that coming, that's for sure..
  22. Clan

    Clan Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Can't wait ot re-read this post after it's been 'doubled'...;)
  23. THFC1

    THFC1 New Member

    Oct 2, 2004
    South East London
    Wait and see the odds in the paper on who is going to be the next manager. On the list will be Martin O'Neill, Otmar Hitzfeld, Sam Allardyce, Alan Curbishley & at the bottom you will see Glenn Hoddle at 500-1
  24. bjb7223

    bjb7223 New Member

    May 29, 2004

  25. jumhed

    jumhed Member

    Mar 26, 2001
    Tottenham Hotspur FC

    Hoodle? Who the cunting hell is Hoodle?

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