Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy might be getting a little bit twitchy.
Spurs are out of the FA Cup, out of the Europa League and suffered heartbreak in the League Cup final.
The club are also chasing down a six point gap in the Premier League and his finger may be tensing on the trigger of the gun pointed in Mauricio Pochettino’s direction.
However, for the good of Tottenham, he can’t fire.
Pochettino took time to settle down over the first few months of his career at White Hart Lane, but he’s done a lot of good work at Tottenham and deserves the chance to guide the side into next season.
The ultimate test for Levy is going to be if Tottenham don’t secure Champions League football looking ahead to next season.
However, even if that doesn’t happen, Pochettino has shown enough to suggest that Spurs have an exciting future if they stick with him.
The way he’s developed the younger players at the club and got the most from some of his first team stars has been superb.
He’s turned Harry Kane into arguably the best striker in the Premier League, has got Christian Eriksen back to his best form and has nurtured the gifted central midfield duo of Ryan Mason and Nabil Bentaleb effectively.
It’s important to remember that this is still a very young side and they are going to get chances in finals again further into their careers.
Tottenham now have one game per week to play for the rest of the season and only the Premier League to focus on, which should help the boss keep everyone fit, fresh and effective.
The future is exciting but Levy has to give it a chance to happen rather than reverting to a familiar sequence of events, which sets the club back.