Cape Town - Mauricio Pochettino's future at Tottenham has
once again come into question after reported talks between the manager and club
chairman Daniel Levy.
Spurs sit 14th in the Premier League standings following a
disastrous start to the season by their lofty standards and it has been claimed
that both Pochettino and Levy met to discuss his future during the
A decision has yet to be made, but it looks unlikely that
Pochettino will see the season out with Spurs and a parting of ways could be on
the cards sooner rather than later.
Levy is hoping that a mutual agreement can be made between
the two as he does not want to sack Pochettino following the fine job he has
done during his time at the club.
Such a move would also cost him a £12.5 million pay-off to
the Argentine, so it is easy to see why there is a stand-off between the two.
Pochettino is not ready to walk away at this point, but it
remains to be seen how long the current working arrangement can go on for.
The Spurs boss was disappointed with the fact Levy failed to
move out certain players this summer and bring in new ones, and there has been the
constant talk of unrest behind the scenes.
Pochettino himself has also been quite vocal when claiming
the squad is as unsettled as it has ever been, and that is the reason why they
have failed to perform this season.
If Levy did make the decision to axe Pochettino, there is no
suitable caretaker to step straight in and a quick appointment would have to be
He would be unable to bring in Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe
at this time and would have to target someone who is out of work like Jose
Mourinho or Massimiliano Allegri.
It is all speculation at this stage, but the clock certainly
seems to be ticking on Pochettino's time at the club.
- TeamTalk Media