Tottenham Hotspur have had a nightmare start to the Premier League season, and a huge part of their immediate future now depends on whether Pochettino stays or leaves.
A number of fans have been calling for the Argentine’s head over the past couple of weeks, particularly after the 7-2 defeat to Bayern and the 3-0 loss away to Brighton.
However, will chairman Daniel Levy give Poch the boot?
Before Pochettino came along, Levy had been through seven permanent managers in 12 seasons, from Glenn Hoddle all the way through to Tim Sherwood (Wikipedia).
The Spurs chairman was famed for being quick to make a managerial change and I believe that Pochettino would have been fired by now if it were ten years earlier.
However, Poch has now managed Tottenham for 274 games, with only four other managers in the club’s history leading the team for longer. The Argentine also has the second-highest win percentage with 56.2% (Wikipedia).
Not to mention the fact that Pochettino has transformed Spurs from a Europa League club to genuine title challengers and Champions League finalists.
I get the impression that Levy’s eggs are firmly in the Pochettino basket and he will back him all the way, at least through another couple of transfer windows.
In terms of Pochettino walking away, I would have ranked this as the far more likely option a week ago, but his recent comments about his future with the club seem to have put that to bed.
He said (TalkSPORT): “I think every single press conference we have talked about my future. I hope we are still talking, in five years more, about my future here.”
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