Harry Redknapp is confident that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino won’t walk away from the club, as he’s got everything in place to be successful in North London.
Spurs are under severe pressure after losing 7-2 to Bayern Munich in the Champions League group stages on Tuesday night and also making an inconsistent start to the domestic season.
Pochettino is often heavily praised for the progress he’s overseen at Spurs during the last five years, but he’s yet to win a piece of silverware and it’s the black mark against his CV.
The Mirror reports that the Argentinian boss is a number one target to become the next Real Madrid manager and he’s been heavily linked with them in the past.
But the 47-year-old remains at the helm of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for now and is tasked with trying to dig his side out of trouble.
Ex-Spurs boss Redknapp did concede that Pochettino needs a big response from his group after a miserable European result, but can’t picture him exiting.
“I don’t see him walking away. He’s at a club where everything is in place. Off-field, they’ve got an amazing stadium and incredible training facilities. And he’s got an excellent group of players,” Redknapp told talkSPORT.
“At the moment, they’re having a bit of a blip. It’s up to him now to show how good he is, get them back on track and start playing as we all know they can. If he’s a great manager, he’s going to have to do that now.”
Pochettino can’t have done much more during his five-year tenure at Spurs, but the criticism will always be pointed that his team haven’t quite been able to get over the line to win a trophy.
It was his players that capitulated in second-half against Bayern in midweek and they should take responsibility by bouncing back at the weekend against Brighton.
Pochettino remains a very popular figure with the Spurs fanbase and the senior man can take the club forward, but it may take a reshuffle in his squad with the injection of more new faces.
It would be extremely difficult to find a replace if he did leave, but the speculation about him will surely quiet down if his side can put a string of positive results together.