Paul Merson claims this Premier League manager deserves big job next time one crops up

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Tottenham Hotspur have endured their worst start to a Premier League season under Mauricio Pochettino this year, with the Argentine under more pressure than ever.

Spurs have just 14 points in the Premier League and currently sit way down in 14th place, with just the three wins to their name out of a possible 12.

The Lilywhites are closer to relegation than they are to the top four spots, despite finishing fourth in the league last season.

Tottenham are already out of the Carabao Cup after being knocked out by League Two Colchester United, and were demolished 7-2 in the Champions League by Bayern Munich.

Meanwhile, Chris Wilder at Sheffield United is having the time of his life, leading his club to a comfortable top half of the table position so far.

Their latest performance came as they held Spurs to a draw at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, although Sheffield more than deserved all three points on the day.

Paul Merson now claims that Wilder deserves a big Premier League job when one crops up, and the Daily Star have named Tottenham as a potential location.

Merson said (Star): “Chris Wilder has done a fantastic job at Sheffield United and deserves a crack at a really big job at some point.

“We should all be talking about him right now but we’re not. Maybe his name’s too English? But look at what he’s achieved.

“He was successful at Oxford and Northampton. Two tough jobs. And he’s taken Sheffield United back into the Premier League.

“They are not keeping all those clean sheets by sticking ten men behind the ball either. They play some lovely stuff, get people in the box, and have a go at teams.

“I think they have actually been a bit unlucky in some games this season but to see them up there in fifth is phenomenal.

“I watched them play Arsenal and there was only one team who knew what they were doing. Arsenal had no idea. That’s good coaching.

“Managers like Unai Emery and Manuel Pellegrini are under pressure, and okay you never know for sure if a manager can make such a big step up.

“But Chris Wilder has got to be in the conversation the next time a big job comes up. He deserves it.”

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