Inquest at Tottenham as Baldini faces boot for struggles, not Levy or Pochettino

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Tottenham Technical Director Franco Baldini is reportedly facing an inquest at White Hart Lane.

Having failed to break into the top four last season, Tottenham decided to sack Tim Sherwood and move forward with Mauricio Pochettino, with the Argentine arriving from Southampton.

Having led the Saints to an eighth place finish last season, Pochettino arrived at White Hart Lane with a promising reputation.

However, so far, it hasn't gone well in North London. Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Stoke City means Tottenham have now lost four home games already this season, and the pressure is mounting on Pochettino already.

He's expected to lead a full scale overhaul of the Tottenham squad in January and next summer - if he makes it that long, that is - having not made many big signing this summer.

The arrivals of Michel Vorm, Eric Dier, Federico Fazio, Ben Davies and Benjamin Stambouli were a world away from the £100m spent under Andre Villas-Boas, and more spending is predicted in 2015.

The last few windows have been overseen by Technical Director Franco Baldini, and whilst he came in for plenty of criticism last season, things could finally be coming to an end for the Italian.

The London Evening Standard report that Baldini is set for talks with the Tottenham hierarchy this week as they look to get to the bottom of the problems at White Hart Lane.

The report suggests that there are question marks over what Baldini actually does for Spurs, and it's interesting that his potential departure comes at a time when fans are calling for the heads of either Levy or Pochettino.

If Baldini goes, then it could coincide with the pursuit of Paul Mitchell, as Levy looks to add Southampton's head of recruitment.

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