Mauricio Pochettino fears he may be sacked as manager at Tottenham if club’s poor run of results does not improve.
The 47 year old Argentine’s stock was high in the summer after guiding Spurs to the Champions League final, and he was linked with many of the top jobs in Europe. However, after a muddled transfer window which saw a number of players publicly linked with departures from White Hart Lane only to end up staying, the club has endured a disappointing start to the season, with high profile cup defeats by Colchester United and Bayern Munich in the Champions League rubbing salt in the wounds.
Last weekend came further frustration as they could only draw at home to bottom-side Watford, and had VAR to thank for the result to some extent. And, with a trip to league leaders Liverpool to come on Sunday, things are not about to get better soon for the beleaguered Pochettino and his team.
He said: If we don’t improve our performances and results, what is going to be the result? It’s always the same in football, I understand the business, I am 47.”
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.