Harry Redknapp discusses whether Mauricio Pochettino is under pressure at Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Redknapp

Tottenham Hotspur have made a slow start to the new campaign, and currently sit in 12th place in the Premier League table - with just one win.

Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has told the London Evening Standard that he feels Mauricio Pochettino is still under no pressure at White Hart Lane.

Pochettino guided Spurs to a fifth placed finish in his first season in charge, and helped to bring through a number of young players during that time.

The start of this campaign has not gone according to plan, though, with Spurs being able to collect just one win from their opening five matches - but Redknapp feels that Pochettino still has time to make an impact, before anyone will be thinking about firing him.

"I don’t think Pochettino is under any real pressure just yet," he said in the Evening Standard. "His aim is for Tottenham to make the top four but I’m sure he wants to win a competition. He showed that last season."

Pochettino has had to work under limitations so far during his time at Spurs, due to the failed recruitment of his predecessors. 

Spurs have had to amend their transfer plans, due to the amount of expensive, unsuccessful deals they have completed in recent times.

As a result, Pochettino has been forced to find new ways to improve the squad, and his main policy has been to bring through players from the youth academy. 

The likes of Nabil Bentaleb, Ryan Mason and Harry Kane have all thrived under Pochettino's leadership so far, and it seems as if Spurs are planning for the long-term under the Argentine's stewardship. 

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