English Premiership

Pochettino needs time - Klinsmann

2014-11-11 10:04
Jurgen Klinsmann (File)

Cape Town - Embattled Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has received the support of former Spurs player and current USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

Tottenham Hotspur legend Jurgen Klinsmann has labelled struggling Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino as "tremendous" according to the Independent.

“I wish Mauricio only the best,” said the USA national team coach. 

“I think he’s a tremendous, talented coach. He’s shown that already. He’s got a smart brain.

“Every coach needs time to put his mark on an environment, on a club, on a national-team programme.

"Wherever you work, it’s only going to happen over time. Unfortunately, professional football is driven by short-term results.

“In order for Mauricio to put his stamp on Spurs he needs time, he needs probably also needs a couple of transfer windows over time to build the team he has in mind, to put the puzzle together that he envisions.”

Spurs have struggled in the league this season earning just 14 points from their opening 11 games.

With just four wins so far this season, Pochetttino will be well aware that their current league placing of 12th is a far cry from ambitious chairman Daniel Levy's expectations.

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