According to British media reports, Tottenham Hotspur might sack their manager Mauricio Pochettino if Spurs suffer a defeat against West Ham United. Spurs face West Ham on November 23, 2019 after the international break. Spurs have had a dismal season in the Premier League so far.
They are currently placed 14th in the Premier League table, 20 points behind league leaders Liverpool. Reports suggest that another defeat in the Premier League would force the club to sack Pochettino. Pochettino had hinted that he might not be given enough time to take Spurs back to the top. He feels that the team needs to find the right balance to compete. That they are building a team during the season, while competing in the Champions League and Premier League. He accepted that they are in a process to build and he will see if he has time to build what he wants.
The manager has been frequently linked with Real Madrid and Manchester United. He is regarded as one of the best managers in the world. He was considered as the architect of last season’s Spurs heroics in the Champions League.
After their recent draw against Sheffield United in the Premier League, fans have echoed Pochettino’s ouster from the club. The Argentine has also been criticised for his record of frequently changing the team. He has not picked the same line-up twice in a row for a total of 94 matches now. Though congested schedule and injuries have plagued the team, which requires constant rotation of the squad, Pochettino’s 94-match record has been in the spotlight for some time now.
Pochettino was appointed as Tottenham Hotspur’s manager for the 2014-15 season. After a fifth-place finish in his first term, Spurs challenged Leicester City for the title in 2015-16 and came third, achieving their highest Premier League finish and returning to the UEFA Champions League for the first time in five years. Pochettino then signed a new five-year deal in May 2016. Spurs finished second and third again in the next two seasons respectively, while reaching the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League in 2017-18. Pochettino was rewarded with another five-year contract in May 2018, which might be his last at the club.