Rightly or wrongly, some Spurs fans are starting to question if Mauricio Pochettino has taken Tottenham Hotspur as far as he can.
While the Argentine has done a brilliant job during his time in North London, based on the results this calendar year, particularly in the Premier League, it is apparent that Spurs have regressed.
A managerial change at this point of time makes little sense and is unlikely to occur but perhaps the recent downturn in form has got some Spurs fans thinking about life beyond Pochettino.
While Jose Mourinho would be the obvious candidate to consider as an alternative, Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez has now named the Spurs job as one of the managerial positions that interest him.
The 39-year-old is currently the manager of Al Sadd in Qatar but admitted that his eventual ambition is to get a top job in Europe.
While taking over the reins at Barcelona is naturally his biggest dream, he did admit that he also holds ambitions of managing in the Premier League.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Xavi said, “I don’t hide it, my goal is to return to Europe and return to Barca, it is my challenge ahead, but I’m still learning in this project and I’m also enjoying it.
“My idea, which also happened to me as a footballer, is to be in Barcelona. Training this type of team would be a privilege and the greatest privilege for me would be to return to Barca.
“That is my goal, but obviously, who doesn’t like the Premier League? The football atmosphere, the packed stadiums and the people who play in the Premier League say it’s extraordinary.
“Obviously if I had to choose, I would choose a big team, [Manchester] City or United, Chelsea, Arsenal or Tottenham. Also, [Jurgen] Klopp and [Mauricio] Pochettino and Unai Emery, many people who have gone there are doing an extraordinary job.”
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I think those who are questioning if Pochettino should continue at the club are nothing short of disgraceful. One needs to retain some perspective on where we were when the Argentine came to the club. I fully expect the team to turn their form around and still expect us to finish the season in the third spot.
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