Next Spurs manager oddsJose Mourinho 1/4Carlo Ancelotti 4/1Julian Nagelsmann 4/1Rafael Benitez 6/1Eddie Howe 12/1Brendan Rodgers 12/1Max Allegri 14/1Steven Gerrard 14/1Tottenham would be crazy to sack Pochettino despite form slump, insists ex-boss Harry Redknapp Announcing his decision in a club statement tonight, Levy said: “We were extremely reluctant to make this change and it is not a decision the Board has taken lightly, nor in haste.“Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing.“It falls to the Board to make the difficult decisions – this one made more so given the many memorable moments we have had with Mauricio and his coaching staff – but we do so in the Club’s best interests.“Mauricio and his coaching staff will always be part of our history. I have the utmost admiration for the manner in which he dealt with the difficult times away from a home ground whilst we built the new stadium and for the warmth and positivity he brought to us.”I should like to thank him and his coaching staff for all they have contributed. They will always be welcome here.“We have a talented squad. We need to re-energise and look to deliver a positive season for our supporters.” JOSE MOURINHO is odds-on favourite to replace the axed Mauricio Pochettino.The Argentine was relieved of his duties by kingpin Daniel Levy on Tuesday night – and already the race to appoint a new boss has begun in North London.2 Mauricio Pochettino has been sacked by Spurs after five years in chargeCredit: AFP or licensors2 Ladbrokes have Jose Mourinho as overwhelming favourite for the jobPochettino was furious that Tottenham failed to make a convincing bid for Philippe Coutinho in the summer.And he has watched star playmaker Christian Eriksen go off the boil amid the Dane’s contract wrangle.Even though Spurs are stuck in 14th place, there is a sense that the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Manchester United are still all keen on the Argentine.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer himself is under intense pressure at Old Trafford, while Bayern have already sacked the struggling Niko Kovac.
Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has slammed the Government for “misleading the general public” on matters relating to the long-term future of the Community Hospitals in Donegal.The Leas Cheann Comhairle says that “it has been shocking how this matter has been handled” by Minister of Health since 2016 when their policy decision to downgrade the capacity of three Donegal hospitals – St Joseph’s Stranorlar, Ramelton and Lifford Community Hospital.He adds that he felt shocked when Minister of State Jim Daly gave “the impression” that his question in July – when he asked for the retention of beds at all three community hospitals – was invalid and inaccurate. Speaking today, Pat the Cope says: “What is to be absolutely clear now is the Government’s intention to remove the long stay accommodation (residency beds) from the Community hospitals in Lifford, Ramelton and St Joseph’s Stranorlar.“This is an increditable decision and a retrograde step in the provision of health care in our county.”Following this, Gallagher says that the Government’s reputation and credibility is “in tatters and is completely shot”, “no one can have any further confidence in the process which they are engaged in.”The only two things that can restore Government confidence at this point, he says, would be the reversal of the Government policy of January 2016 and the fixture of a capital plan for the long term future of all three hospitals, which would include retoring staffing numbers in all three facilities.“What we have witnessed from the Government over the past two years almost has been a complete farce.“I am demanding the Government come clean and admit there has been an attempt to mislead the general public and immediately initiate a policy change and to secure the future of the three hospitals in Donegal,” said Pat the Cope. “It is clear following a series of Dáil questions placed by me to the Minister for Health over the past 6 months, that it remains the clear stated intent of the Government to remove long stay accommodation residency beds from these three hospitals, in line with the decision made by the previous Government in January 2016.“This was reaffirmed to me on the 26th of July 2017, again on the 15th of November and again today 22nd of November 2017.“It is shocking the extent to which some Government representatives have gone to in order to cover up or massage the truth on this matter since the original announcement was made in January 2016.”In a reply to Deputy Gallagher, Health Minister Simon Harris says: ““The programme which was announced on 26 January 2016 included the development of a new 130 bed centre, centrally located in Letterkenny to ensure that bed capacity in the region, which includes Ramelton, Lifford and Stranorlar is secured on a sustainable basis.”Pat the Cope says that it has become evident that the Government have taken the decision to replace the three Community Hospital’s residency beds capacity with one centralised unit in Letterkenny.Just one week ago on the 15th of November, Minister Harris told Deputy Gallagher that: “This investment programme will see the provision of two new centres in Donegal, namely in Ballyshannon and also a 130 bed centre to be located in Letterkenny”. Deputy Gallagher says that is is “clear” that the Government are refusing to reverse their current stated policy, which is to “downgrade” the three community hospitals in question.Stranorlar, Ramelton, and Lifford Community Hospital beds could be moved to Letterkenny was last modified: November 22nd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Community HospitalhealthHSELiffordPat The Cope GallagherRameltonst josephs stranorlar