Mauricio Pochettino admits his job is on the line following struggling Tottenham’s poor start to the new season.
Last weekend’s home draw with winless Watford means Tottenham Hotspur have now won just once in their past seven fixtures in all competitions, a run of form that includes a humiliating Carabao Cup exit to League Two Colchester and a 7-2 home capitulation to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Pochettino admits his position as Spurs manager will become increasingly uncertain should results not improve, starting with the club’s Champions League meeting with Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday night.
“If we don’t improve our performances and results, what is going to be the result? It’s always the same in football,” said Pochettino in his pre-match press conference.
“I understand the business, I am 47. Why do you think I don’t have white hair? Because I don’t pay attention to any of this.
“I only pay attention to the fact that we need to improve our performances.”
🗣️ "You need to win, today and tomorrow."
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Pochettino has been strongly linked with moves to the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United over the past year, though following Spurs’ poor start he is now amongst the favourites to be the Premier League‘s next managerial casualty.
The Argentine accepts his situation, admitting he is unsurprised to find himself linked with the sack following the club’s winless run.
“That is football,” he said. “It is the same as when people praise you when you do well.
“If you don’t perform as people expect, it’s normal. Football is always about winning today. What happened yesterday is gone.
“Managers and coaches always need to win, today and tomorrow. Sometimes we think too far ahead. People sometimes say ‘Come on gaffer you are thinking too much’. But we need to think about today.”