Poch opens up on why so many managers are sacked

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Mauricio Pochettino, is probably enduring one of his worst periods in charge of the North London club at the moment.

Not only have Spurs had an awful 2019 in general, but the new season has been absolutely dreadful for the 2019 Champions League finalists.

Spurs have already played eight games in all competitions, yet can only boast two wins, not a great return for a top-four Premier League team.

The icing on the cake was Tottenham’s loss to League Two outfit Colchester United in mid-week, which saw them crash out of the Carabao Cup.

This followed a Premier League loss to Leicester City last weekend, yet another game this season in which Spurs have thrown away a lead.

Pochettino came out with a rather bizarre rant about two plus two rarely equalling four in football, which is why he believes many managers are sacked nowadays.

He said (Football London): “Football is not an ordinary business. In football two plus two sometimes is four but most of the time it is not four. Ninety-nine per cent it never is four in football, eh? Because it’s not an ordinary business.

“In another company – about shares and finance – two plus two is four, always. Football – two plus two is maybe once in 100 years four. That is why football is so complex and that is why a lot of managers are sacked because, you know, it’s not because they are so bad, those managers or the coaching staff. It is because in football, never, two plus two is four.”

Spurs Web Opinion:

I really hope that Poch isn’t somehow predicting his own sacking with these comments. I still believe that he is the best man for the job by far. I have faith in Poch and his ability to turn this around.

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