Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Gerry Francis has suggested that current Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino should try and get a clause inserted into his contract similar to the one he had during his time at White Hart Lane.
Francis has suggested that it’s important for the boss at any football club to have complete control over the decisions, which ultimately decide whether he stays in his job or not.
“When I was there, I had a clause in my contract which said I was the only person who was allowed to decide who came into the club,” Francis said on Sky Sports News.
“It’s important for a manager to have control over the decisions which decide whether he has a job or not.”
Pochettino has struggled to get his message across to Tottenham’s players so far this season, which has been cited as one of the main reasons for the team’s inconsistency over their last six games.
Francis also claims that it’s naïve for Spurs fans to think that Pochettino can implement the same methods that he showed at Southampton quickly, because he has a different set of players.
“I think he’s in between systems at the moment – He just doesn’t have the players to play the same system that he used at Southampton.”
There have been elements of how Pochettino coached Southampton at Tottenham this season, such as the high press, but ultimately, he needs to find the right system for the current players at the club.
It’s impossible for the transition to happen quickly and it’s important that Pochettino is backed by chairman Daniel Levy and Technical Director Franco Baldini in the transfer market this January.
One he gets the chance to use his ideal set of players in his ideal system, Spurs can start heading in the right direction and back towards the top four.