Tottenham Hotspur are in a stinky run of form in the Premier League that dates back to the very start of 2019.
Since the turn of the new year, they have nine wins, three draws, and nine losses, not exactly the form you would associate with a Champions League finalist.
There seems to be some deep-rooted issues behind the scenes at Spurs, with Pochettino dropping the likes of Eriksen and Vertonghen this season.
With Spurs not having won a trophy since 2008, could we eventually see Levy putting pressure on Pochettino to win something or face a firing?
On the other hand, if there are issues with the players, could we see Pochettino calling it quits and looking elsewhere for a job?
Let’s take a look at three names who could replace the Argentine:
Nuno Esperito Santo –
The current boss of Wolverhampton Wanderers, Nuno has done an incredible job in getting the Wolves promoted and instantly challenging for top ten places in the Premier League. He has a distinctive style of attacking football, a big personality, and now has experience at the top level in England. Perhaps he could be lured by an offer from a top-six club. Nuno would definitely be my top choice.
Jose Mourinho –
Without a job at the moment, Mourinho will likely be linked with a number of big clubs in the near future. He often comes in, wins a trophy or two, then leaves the club in tatters in a dramatic exit. This would have to go down as a desperate signing for me, but sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures. Could Jose be the no-nonsense gaffer to get Spurs over that trophy drought?
Rafa Benitez –
Proven in the Premier League at the very top with Liverpool. Did well in tough conditions at Newcastle. Could Rafa be the perfect man for Tottenham? I would usually prefer to go for a younger manager, but Benitez is a proven winner and could be a viable option if the worst comes to worst for Poch.
Eddie Howe –
Would it be too big a step up for Howe? I’m not sure, but I do know that his name would be thrown about if Pochettino were to leave tomorrow. Certainly wouldn’t be my first choice, but could be a solid name to bring in.
Pochettino stay –
My favoured option. Levy and Poch need to sort out these problems, invest further in the squad and actually push for a title. Don’t let the last five years go to waste!
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