Ex-Liverpool defender fears for Pochettino’s future at Spurs if things don’t improve

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Former Liverpool and Chelsea defender Glenn Johnson has claimed that the pressure on Mauricio Pochettino will start to mount unless he starts to turn things around.

Tottenham find themselves in ninth place in the Premier League table after managing to win only three of their opening eight top flight matches.

The North London club have also experienced difficulty in cup competitions having suffered a humiliating exit at the hands of League Two outfit Colchester United in the Carabao Cup and were hammered 7-2 at home by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

Spurs have struggled following the high of making it to the final of last season’s Champions League.

Manchester United are another club who have failed to hit the ground running with Johnson claiming that both Pochettino and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer need to get their acts together sharpish.

Tottenham return to Premier League action next Saturday when they host Watford at the new stadium.

Johnson told told BetDaq: “There’s obviously a long way until the end of the season, but if things don’t improve you’ve got to fear for Mauricio Pochettino and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Tottenham and Manchester United,” 

“You might think both managers have got plenty of time to turn things around.

“But they’ll need to do it pretty quickly as at the moment both of them look like they are managing mid-table sides, not the Premier League powerhouses we are so used to seeing.”

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  1. In well over fifty years following football, I can’t remember a club suffering a collapse like the one Spurs are suffering (and we’re talking the whole of 2019, not just the last couple of games), without the manager leaving. In 1974 Spurs lost their first four league games by a single goal, and Bill Nicholson decided to call it a day, to spare the club that he loved the embarrassment of having to sack him, but Pochettino shows no signs of quitting, despite abysmal form and results, his supposed ‘love’ for Spurs being trumped by his greater love for the thirty-two million left on his contract. That’s modern football for you – he won’t resign and Levy won’t sack him, so we’re stuck with the Project Man, and another five years of transition – the game is about money, not glory, as Spurs fans know all too well!


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