Glenn Hoddle on the Tottenham board and Pochettino's future

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The former Spurs boss has been talking about the man currently in charge at White Hart Lane.

Glenn Hoddle believes the powers-that-be at Tottenham Hotspur have finally realised that the top four is extremely difficult to break into, according to the Daily Express.

As such, Hoddle feels Mauricio Pochettino will be backed in north London over the summer, with there being 'no evidence' he will be sacked because of a failure to secure Champions League football for next term.

Interestingly, the former Tottenham boss thinks the Argentine's stock has risen even higher than when he was at Southampton due to his debut campaign at White Hart Lane.

Hoddle told the Express: "Definitely this season Tottenham will miss out on the top four but there is no evidence to suggest he will be sacked because of it. It is very difficult to get into the top four and the powers-that-be at Tottenham now realise that.

"Pochettino's stock may have been sky high at Southampton but I believe that even though Tottenham have not been able to compete for the top four places - and, I believe, will miss out - his stock has risen even higher from his time at White Hart Lane."

The race for a top-four place has indeed been taxing this season but the north London side have been within touching distance at times. The catch-22 situation for Pochettino is that his fitness methods clearly made Spurs a more effective side against Chelsea, Arsenal and the like but may have affected their end-of-season run-in through extra fatigue.

Based on away form, however, stats show Tottenham would be in the top four. Stability at the club will only help them fight for Champions League football in the future.

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