Harry Redknapp insists that Mauricio Pochettino’s position as Tottenham manager is not on the line despite reports.
Spurs travel to West Ham on 23 November after the international break and go into the fixture in a poor position.
Pochettino’s team are 14th in the Premier League table, while their upcoming opponents are also struggling in 16th.
According to the Telegraph, Spurs manager Pochettino is running out of time to save his position and that fixture against West Ham is seen as make or break for the team’s season.
The Argentinian boss has been a popular figure at the North London club and definitely taken the team forward massively since 2014, but the team have gone stale this season.
Ex-Spurs manager Redknapp disagrees that Pochettino could be facing the axe, but acknowledged that he needs to try win his first piece of silverware.
“West Ham will be a difficult game, but I can’t see his job being on the line,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.
“I’m a big fan of Pochettino – he’s a great manager and personality, he knows the game. But with that squad he’s got to win something, they have to get some silver on the sideboard somewhere.
“They won’t win the league and I don’t think they are good enough to win the Champions League [this season]. They’re out the League Cup so will have to look to win the FA Cup, which is a possibility as they are good side.”
Pochettino is arguably the best thing to happen to Spurs in recent memory and finding a successor on his level could be an impossible task, so it may be worth sticking with him during a tough period.
He’s got the talent in his squad to turn it around and just needs some of his key individuals to up their levels.
There is no hiding from the fact that they are already 11 points off the pace for the top four, but there is still such a long way to go in the season and it may be too soon to hit the panic button.