Ronald Koeman blasts his club's fans for jeering Pochettino
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman left White Hart Lane on Sunday (Oct 5) upset at two things, his team's 1-0 loss and the Southampton fans.
The 51-year-old Southampton manager expressed unhappiness at his club's fans when they mocked their former manager, who now manages Tottenham Hotspur, Daily Star reported.
Asked about the fans' jeering at Mauricio Pochettino, Koeman said: "That's the reaction of the fans. I don't agree. Everybody deserves respect. Normally respect is high in the Premier League.
"I respect Mauricio very much and he did a great job at Southampton and now he's the manager of Tottenham."
Southampton's Ronald Koeman (left) greets Tottenham Hotspur’s head coach Mauricio Pochettino before kick off on Sunday night (Singapore time). PHOTO: AFP
Pochettino quit his job at The Saints last season after being the boss for 18 months and joined Spurs in May this year.
The 42-year-old Argentine didn't seem too disturbed by the fan's reactions towards him though.
He said: "I still love Southampton. But I can understand...This is football. It doesn't change my feeling. Always I will be grateful to the club and the people of Southampton."
Mauricio Pochettino standing by the pitch directing Spurs players during match on Sunday. PHOTO: AFP
Despite the dissing from fans, Pochettino said: "I have no regrets about my decision. My decision is done. I am happy to be here and happy with the win."
Source: Daily Star