Former Sunderland and England defender Micky Gray told talkSPORT that he’s unsure whether Mauricio Pochettino is going to be given time at Tottenham Hotspur.
Gray voiced his concern that the Argentine is already under pressure at Spurs because the club haven’t been able to get any closer to the top four during his first season in charge of the team.
He’s suggested that the club’s chairman Daniel Levy and the club’s fans will share some common ground if no progress is made next season and beyond if the faith is shown to Pochettino to give him an extended stay at White Hart Lane.
“Is he going to be judged after next season and will he get a season after that? I don’t think the Tottenham fans and Daniel Levy will want to wait that long,” he said.
Pochettino has done some good work since he arrived at the club from Southampton, with the main positive the progression of younger players to become key parts of the first team.
However, he’s always going to be under pressure to nudge Tottenham into that group of four teams sitting at the top of the Premier League.
He’s avoided the axe that was shown to Tim Sherwood last year and he looks as though he’s going to get another season in control, but progress needs to be shown.
If Levy backs Pochettino over any player he asks for in the transfer market, it’s important that the right results start to follow.
If they don’t, Pochettino could follow other managers who have failed to make Tottenham a Champions League club.