Pochettino Out, Mourinho In
In this episode, Joe and Rob open with a quick discussion of the Thanksgiving holiday coming up in the US (2:05). Rob then gives you a great trivia question about Brazilian Championships on the heels of the Flamengo double on the weekend (5:45). In Opening Thoughts, we discuss the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino, and the hiring of Jose Mourinho at Tottenham Hotspur (7:15). We then welcome in Ben Hayward from The London Evening Standard to talk all things Spain, including Luis Enrique’s return to the national team, Barca’s poor run of form, and the tightening race in La Liga (20:50). We return to discuss the Copa Libertadores Final between Flamengo and River Plate, and Flamengo’s first Libertadores Final win in 38 years (42:15), the protest display from the Eredivisie teams on the weekend (52:50), and yet another display of racism against Mario Balotelli, this time at his own club Brescia (54:25). We then close with a great list of matches in Match of the Week (1:01:40), and the trivia answer along with a preview of next week’s show (1:03:55).