‘I would stay at Spurs’ – Premier League legend has his say on Pochettino’s future

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have largely been making the back pages for all the right reasons this season, as the club have enjoyed their best ever start to a Premier League campaign.

Spurs are the outsiders in a three horse race for the top flight title, while also making the semi-final of the Carabao Cup, the last sixteen of the Champions League, and the fourth round of the FA Cup.

The next step is translating these successful performances over four separate competitions into at least one trophy this season.

Spurs are without a trophy for over a decade, and manager Pochettino has never won one as a gaffer.

Due to his success in North London, Poch has been linked with various big jobs around Europe in recent times, including one at Manchester United (Telegraph).

United currently have ex-striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the helm on an interim basis, but are tipped to move for Poch in the summer.

One man who thinks he should stay put is Matt Le Tissier, who said (Sky Sports): “Given the two decisions I made in my career, I would stick with Spurs. In terms of job security, he is better off staying at Spurs. He will get away with having a poor spell and getting the sack at Tottenham whereas at Man Utd he would not. It is also a harder job getting them back to where they should be. With what they have done in the past, everyone expects them to win the Premier League, but that is a far bigger task seeing what City have done over the last few years. His job is far easier at Spurs.

“I am sure he would have a bigger transfer budget but with that comes a lot more pressure as well as the quicker people expect you to be successful. You have much less time in the job if you do not get it right straight away. In terms of long-term job security he is better off at Spurs no doubt.

“It appears as though he wants to build a squad at Tottenham and he already has a pretty good team there. If he can keep it together he only has to add a couple to it but I think they are in a pretty good position.

“Once the new stadium is finished and the purse strings become looser, it gives him another reason for him to stay. I am sure he would want to win a trophy before moving on and I would like to think that he feels what he has done there deserves a trophy. He will have a good crack at that.”

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