Tottenham are performing exceptionally well under Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs are currently doing exceptionally well under Pochettino this season, but former Tottenham goalkeeper Kasey Keller has told ESPN FC that the Argentine boss could still lose his job if he fails to make Spurs a stabilised Champions League club.
He said: “You go back through all the managers with Spurs, and they’ve all gotten themselves into that Europa League spot. Do they look better now? Yes, no question about it. Those other managers have looked close to almost cracking it [a top four finish], but when they don’t, Daniel Levy decides they need to find someone else. So can Pochettino take it over the edge and get them stabilised in a Champions League position?”
Spurs currently sit fifth place, three points off the top four, but they are undoubtedly one of the form teams in the division.
The only game they have lost this Premier League season came on the opening day of the campaign, and most impressively, the young team seem to be getting better and better every week under Pochettino’s guidance.
However, the real aim is to finally get back into a Champions League spot, and stabilise themselves as a top four team, and Keller has admitted that Pochettino could go the same way as the former Spurs coaches if he fails at this job.
For all his impressive work, if Spurs once again finish fifth place and qualify for the Europa League, Pochettino would have been no more successful than the managers who have come before him.
If Pochettino does miss out on the top four, Levy is likely to stick by his previous methods, and decide to get rid of the head coach simply because of his lack of results.
Spurs have shown their true talent this season, and Pochettino looks to be the right man to take them to the Champions League, but if he fails at this job, his sacking would not be a surprise.