Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Tim Sherwood has praised the start Mauricio Pochettino has made at the club.
Sherwood was given his marching orders by Daniel Levy at the end of last season and has seen his successor pick up seven points from the opening four Premier League matches of the new campaign.
The former boss believes that it will again be difficult to finish in the top four, but most realistic Tottenham fans have accepted that this is a transitional season and Pochettino needs time to make his impact on the training field.
Sherwood is still out of work and has been recently linked with potentially replacing under pressure Alan Pardew at Newcastle United.
‘They’ve done well. They ground a result out against West Ham, played very well against Queens Park Rangers,’ Sherwood told Sky Sports.
‘It was a little bit difficult for them against Liverpool but they should’ve won the game on Saturday against Sunderland.
‘Seven points from their first four games represents a solid start to the season, though after leading twice at the Stadium of Light, coming away with just a point will have been viewed as a disappointment.
‘But they are showing signs of buying into Mauricio Pochettino’s style of play, and as the season goes on, the side could get stronger.’
Sherwood was asked whether Spurs can finish in the top four with Champions League qualification come the end of the season.
‘It’s similar to how it’s always been. It’s always going to be very difficult and we know that Man United might come to the party this year as well so it almost makes it even more difficult,’ added Sherwood.
‘It’s a difficult task but they’ll be in and around it as Tottenham have been in the last four or five years.’
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