The Telegraph reported on Tuesday that Mauricio Pochettino’s time at Tottenham is edging to a close with the club’s hierarchy fearing that it might become impossible to salvage the season under the Argentine.
While it is said that Pochettino still has Levy’s backing, the Spurs chairman could start looking at alternative options in case the team’s form fails to improve in the coming weeks and months.
The report claims that Spurs could approach Max Allegri or Jose Mourinho if Pochettino is sacked during the season but that the club would prefer to wait until the end of the season as they have a better chance of attracting the likes of Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe, RB Leipzig’s Julian Nagelsmann, or even England manager Gareth Southgate.
Some Spurs fans were quite furious with the suggestion that Gareth Southgate could be the man to replace Pochettino, with Nagelsmann seemingly most fans’ first choice.
Others, however, urged the club to back Pochettino as they insisted he is the man to help us turn our form around.
That’s like being offered a Lamborghini and saying actually no I’ll wait until someone offers me a Fiat 500 https://t.co/W46jhJaZuf
— Niall🎄 (@NVero99) November 12, 2019
If Pochettino goes the clubs queueing up to take him are:
Four ginormous and hugely successful clubs.
Yet some believe Spurs are better off without him.
— The Spurs Express (@TheSpursExpress) November 11, 2019
I suppose Eddie Howe, but certainly do NOT want Mourinho. Could not see Levy working with him especially after the mess he left at Old Trafford. It's one thing calling for MP to be sacked but the reality of a new man making an instant impact will be very difficult indeed.
— David Edwards (@davideWH) November 11, 2019
Spurs players escorting Pochettino to the training ground after hearing the Eddie Howe links.. pic.twitter.com/9VxNXNXTaa
— ᴅᴀᴠɪᴅ ᴇʟʟɪs • (@fullback03) November 13, 2019
How I would rank Tottenham's managerial choices:
*Have a job and could potentially be difficult to lure.
— DT (@KingKane__10) November 12, 2019
Spurs Web Opinion
As things stand, I would still stick with Pochettino at least until the end of the season but if Spurs continue to falter in the next few games, then I believe the club seriously have to consider making a mid-season change. While the poor start to the season might not be all Poch’s fault, changing the manager is the only way to freshen things up the club quickly.
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