Redknapp reveals what Levy told him about Pochettino

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Tottenham have improved tremendously as a team since Mauricio Pochettino took charge of the club in 2014.

Spurs have established themselves as Champions League regulars and competed for the title on a couple of occasions.

Despite very little investment into the squad, and playing all their home games away from home for almost two seasons, Pochettino’s men have continued to compete at the top end of the table.

However, the Argentine has come in for some criticism for the fact that Spurs haven’t been able to cross the final hurdle and win some silverware under his stewardship.

Former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp has revealed that chairman Daniel Levy told him that the 46-year-old is under no pressure to win anything at the club for the time being.

The former Spurs boss also said that while ending the season trophyless would still be acceptable, finishing outside the top 4 would be disastrous for the club.

Speaking to talkSPORT’s Sports Breakfast, Redknapp said, “For whatever reason at the moment Tottenham have just gone through one of those spells again when the crunch time times and they can’t get the results they need – but I don’t see Pochettino coming under any pressure.

“I was at Anfield on Sunday and I spoke to Daniel Levy, and he said there’s no pressure on Pochettino to win anything.

“No one is pushing him or telling him, ‘we need a trophy’, or, ‘we need to do it this year’.

“But to drop out of the top four would be a disastrous season for Tottenham. I know they’re still in the Champions League, but they’ve got to finish in the top four, they need Champions League football again next season.

“It’s going to be tight now, with Arsenal winning last night, Manchester United coming strong and even Chelsea, they’re stuttering but still picked up a result at the weekend, somehow.

“It was only a few weeks ago when were saying ‘don’t write Spurs off in the title race, they’ve still got a chance of winning it’ and then, crash – that is a bad run of results, let’s not kid ourselves.

“I still think they will just about make it, but I wouldn’t put my life on it now. It’s going to be very tight.”

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