Gylfi Sigurdsson: Mauricio Pochettino will be given more time than previous Tottenham Hotspur managers

Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is confident that manager Mauricio Pochettino will be given time to work his magic at Tottenham Hotspur.

Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson believes that Mauricio Pochettino will be given more time than other Tottenham Hotspur managers.

Pochettino was appointed the Spurs boss in the summer following his stellar work at fellow Premier League outfit Southampton last season.

However, things are not going according to plan at the moment, and pressure is increasing on the Argentine.

There have been whispers that Pochettino could be sacked sooner rather than later, but Sigurdsson believes that he will given more time than his predecessors.

"There have been a lot of changes, few players have come in and a few players have left,” the Iceland international told Sky Sports. “There’s also a new manager so there are a lot of things going on in the club.

"I am sure the chairman (Daniel Levy) will give Pochettino a longer time than the previous managers. The manager needs time and gets his way of football across to the players.

"I know the last six or seven haven’t had that long but I am sure it is going to happen at some time where there is going to have to be a bit of patience with the manager so he has the time to get his point across to the players and for things to settle down for the club and make sure they play the football the management want them to play.”

Sigurdsson’s confidence in the Tottenham officials is admirable, especially as he was let go by the North London club in the summer transfer window.

But if Tottenham want some stability and want to flourish, then they need to listen to their former player Sigurdsson.

Tottenham have hired and fired many managers always with the hope that the new boss will lead them to the Champions League.

It has not happened yet, but there is no reason to give up just yet. True, results and performances have not been great for Tottenham so far this campaign, but they are just six points off the top four after 15 rounds of matches.

A place in next season’s Champions League is still very much achievable.

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