Ex-player claims Spurs manager is more likely to be sacked than Unai Emery

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have endured a tough start to the new season, winning just four games from a possible 14 across the Premier League, Champions League, and League Cup.

Spurs were knocked out of the latter by League Two outfit, Colchester United, as well as being thrashed 7-2 at home by Bayern Munich.

Tottenham are in the bottom half of the Premier League too after registering just three wins all season, putting Mauricio Pochettino under pressure to get results.

However, the Argentine did lead the Lilywhites to their first-ever Champions League Final back in June, so does he deserve more time to turn things around?

Ex-West Ham goalkeeper, Shaka Hislop, has now claimed that Pochettino and Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are both more likely to be sacked that Arsenal gaffer Unai Emery.

Arsenal are currently fifth in the Premier League with 17 points, Man United are tenth with 13 points, and Tottenham are thirteenth with 12 points.

Hislop said (ESPN FC – as quoted by Express): “In third, Unai Emery who we’ve discussed a lot over the last couple of days.

“All noises coming out of the Arsenal boardroom are that they’re happy with Unai Emery, happy with the job that he’s doing.

“Now, for disclosure here, I don’t see it myself but maybe the excuse is given who he’s lumbered with, the [Mesut] Ozil contract, Granit Xhaka not really delivering, maybe the board see it differently.

“Solskjaer, and this is a strange time to be putting Solskjaer in at two given Manchester United’s fortunes over recent weeks.

“But they’re every bit as likely to all of a sudden have a slump in form and if Manchester United again start to slide down the Premier League, maybe it forces the Manchester United board into some kind of a decision one way or the other.

“In at No 1 and again this is a difficult and strange call, given Pochettino’s successes at Spurs.

“Four years out of the five years that he’s been there they’ve finished in the top four but just given their struggles so far this season, you wonder if Spurs are starting to think about who succeeds Mauricio Pochettino.”

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