Former Spurs boss ‘Arry Redknapp has backed incumbent manager Mauricio Pochettino, though did admit he thought his old side would have been challenging the likes of Liverpool and Man City this season.
With doubts over the futures of a number of Spurs’ squad, the North London side have endured a tough start to the 2019/20 campaign, already slipping 13 points behind league leaders Liverpool, being knocked out of the Carabao Cup by League Two Colchester United, as well as suffering a chastening 7-2 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
After years of receiving rave reviews, there have been suggestions that the Argentine may have taken Tottenham Hotspur as far as he can, with some even suggesting he could be sacked or walk away.
However, one man who doesn’t subscribe to that thought process is Harry Redknapp: “Yeah, absolutely, that is not going to happen,” Redknapp insisted during an interview with the Daily Mail.
Spurs reached last season’s Champions League final and have been a permanent fixture in the top four since Pochettino’s arrival, the 47-year-old having built a top-quality side, and Redknapp is still confident that his old side will finish third, despite their ‘disappointing start’.
“I don’t know if they’ve overachieved. They should be finishing in the top three with that squad, that’s where they should be, there’s no doubt about that in my opinion,” he added.
“But to get to a Champions League final was great for them. It was great to see them reach the final.
“At the start of the year I really thought Spurs would push Man City and Liverpool a lot, lot closer. Tottenham have got a great team, with Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Son – I thought this could be their year.
“But it’s been a disappointing start for them for sure and they need to turn it around quickly, but I still think they’ll finish third.”