Former Arsenal attacker Liam Brady has said on BT Sport’s Football Tonight show that Tottenham Hotspur should not sack Mauricio Pochettino.
Pochettino was appointed the Spurs manager in the summer of 2014, and his primary objective was to guide the team to the 2015-16 Champions League campaign.
With the chance of winning the Europa League now gone, the only way Tottenham can qualify for Europe’s prestigious club competition next season is by finishing in the top four of the Premier League.
However, that is going to prove very tough, as with eight more rounds of matches remaining in the league this season, Spurs are as many as six points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.
In years gone by, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has sacked managers for failing to guide the North London outfit to the Champions League, and many would suggest that he could do the same with Pochettino.
Brady believes that Spurs must stick with Pochettino and give the Argentine manager more time to build his own team.
“They should stick with this coach,” the former Celtic manager told BT Sport’s Football Tonight show on Monday.
“When managers haven’t finished in the top four and haven’t qualified for the Champions League - it looks like Spurs might just miss out again this season - Daniel Levy has moved them on.
“But I think this guy is a good coach and deserves time to build his own team.”
Pochettino has indeed done a good job at Tottenham so far this season and deserves to be given at least one more year.
The football under the Argentine has been entertaining, and he has also given opportunities to young players, such as Harry Kane and Nabil Bentaleb.
Moreover, there is a still a chance that Tottenham could finish in the top four of the Premier League.