Report: Pochettino will be given time at Tottenham

Daniel Levy

New Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will not be sacked at the end of the season if he fails to guide the club into the Champions League.

According to a report in The Sun today, Daniel Levy has assured new boss Pochettino that he will have time to build a side capable of finishing in the top-four of the Premier League on a consistent basis.

The Argentine wanted these assurances before agreeing on his five-year £15m contract with the Lilywhites.

Levy has seen ten managers come and go at White Hart Lane since who took over as Chairman in 2001, but he will be patient with Pochettino as long as performances on the pitch improve next season.

Spurs finished sixth last season in a disappointing campaign that saw two managers sacked in Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood.

The club spent over £100m on transfers last summer, but neither manager was able to get the new signings to gel and integrate them into the first-team.

Pochettino will now have to try and do what his predecessors have failed at by remaining in charge for a long enough spell to turn the team into a solid force in English football.

It would appear that he has the backing from Levy (for now) and the pressure may be off in terms of a top-four finish, but the 42-year-old has been ordered to play attacking football and bring life back into Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.

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