Mourinho favourite to take over after Pochettino SACKED by Daniel Levy

first_imgNext 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.last_img read more

Creating Competitive Advantage Aligning Strategies and Driving Them Through Operations

first_imgCreating competitive advantage while developing and executing aligned business growth strategies and company development strategies is a very difficult set of concepts for most people to grasp all at once.I find that each person has a “comfort zone” where they are really good, but they also have difficulties with one or more of the following:1. Conceptualizing a complete set of the possible competitive advantages, the possible business growth strategies, and the possible company development strategies.2. Understanding how to align business growth strategies with company development strategies and doing them in a way that maximizes their creation of competitive advantage.3. Determining their best set of competitive advantages, business growth strategies, and company development strategies at any given point.4. Understanding how to drive their chosen set of strategies into their day-to-day operating activities (product development, marketing, sales, people, etc.)5. Understanding how to adjust their strategies as the results from their day-to-day operating activities surface.This is the first of a series of posts intended to address the concepts of creating competitive advantage while developing and executing business growth strategies and company development strategies.My first few posts are broad, for I need to frame out the various concepts and link them to each other. These posts include:What is Competitive Advantage?What are Business Growth Strategies?What are Company Development Strategies?I will work to define each of the concepts, provide examples, and demonstrate how they link to each other and to operational execution. I will also update this post periodically as I develop the series.If you are oriented more toward day-to-day operating activities, the first few posts will seem too conceptual and the latter posts will feel more in your wheel-house. If you are more conceptual/strategy oriented, you will be more comfortable with the earlier posts and less interested in the more specific operational posts that will come later.Look for my next post on “What is Competitive Advantage?”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more