Sheringham: Spurs could ‘fall apart’ if Pochettino leaves

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Teddy Sheringham reckons his old club could ‘fall apart’ if Mauricio Pochettino were to leave.

The Argentine has transformed Spurs from an inconsistent outfit living in the shadow of rivals Arsenal, into regular top four finishers as well as reaching this season’s Champions League final.

While the North London side still haven’t added a trophy to their collection, Pochettino’s influence at during his five years at the club has been immeasurable, and has seen himself linked with moves to Manchester United, Real Madrid, and most recently, Juventus.

The former Espanyol boss has refused to confirm his intention to stay at the club beyond this summer, and Sheringham reckons the whole club could ‘fall apart’ if he leaves, likening it to Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure from Manchester United in 2013.

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“I honestly think this could all fall apart if Pochettino leaves Spurs,” Sheringham told

“He’s got to a stage where he knows all his players, and they all understand him. It is really tough to do.

“You only have to look at Pep Guardiola. He didn’t do very well in his first season at Manchester City, but once he established what he wanted and the whole squad understood exactly how he wanted to play, we’ve seen what has happened since.

“It takes a little while for it to all fall in to place.

“Tottenham might get the best manager in the world to come in and replace Pochettino, but if he doesn’t get the rub of the green early on, he could find himself out of a job within six months. Then Tottenham are scraping around for the next man. It becomes tough.

“You only have to look at Manchester United over the past few years to see that.”

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