Former Tottenham Hotspur player and prominent BBC football pundit Garth Crooks has launched a scathing attack on manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Tottenham have struggled for form this season and were recently pummelled by Bayern Munich and swept aside by Brighton.
Crooks, who spent five years as a Tottenham player, was appearing in Football Focus when he launched the stinging criticism of the Argentine. It came as former Arsenal hero, of all people, was defending Pochettino and suggesting Tottenham were lucky to have the former Southampton boss.
Crooks, however, as reported by the BBC Sport twitter account, was not so supportive.
“Pochettino hasn’t won anything and he [Martin Keown] says he’s an outstanding manager. On what basis? He has thrown the League Cup and FA Cup away in years where he’s gone for top four.
“I don’t care who we have as long as we win trophies.”
It is certainly an interesting take from Crooks and a different one from the most common narrative which is largely critical of chairman Daniel Levy and potentially unsettled players in the dressing room.
Indeed, Pochettino is struggling to get the best out of the team at present and he will only be able to get by on goodwill for so long.
Hopefully, he can find the right formula to turn things around in the weeks to come.