Sky Sports pundit Matt Le Tissier tells Mauricio Pochettino to stay at Tottenham Hotspur


The Argentine has been linked with future management roles at Chelsea and Manchester United.

Tottenham Hotspur continued their good form today with what was eventually a comfortable 4-1 win against Colchester United in the FA Cup.

The result means that Spurs remain in the hunt for the FA Cup, Europa League and Premier League - with manager Mauricio Pochettino gaining plenty of plaudits for his management of the club.

Spurs have thrived this season, coming on from what was already improvement last term. The integration of young players and some top class experienced members of the first-team has been managed wonderfully by the Argentine and that has not gone unnoticed.

The Spurs boss has been tentatively linked with taking over at Chelsea or Manchester United in time to come.

But one Sky Sports pundit believes that would be a mistake. Talking on Gillette Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports today (30/01/2016) the Southampton legend, where Pochettino was of course formerly manager, believes Spurs is a better project:

"I had this discussion yesterday with a couple of Spurs fans. I am not sure that going to Chelsea would be a great move for him right now.

"He has a chance at Spurs, with a young squad, to do some great things there and really make a name for himself. At Chelsea he would be up against it. I think he would be better off staying put at the moment.

"I think he has got the opportunity to do some fantastic things there and you look at the job he's done so far, he's bought himself a lot of time. You go to a place like Chelsea or Manchester United and you have a run where you are one win in seven and all of a sudden you are bang under pressure and looking at the sack. 

"I don't think he should be going anywhere right now."

Chelsea have flopped this season and are looking for a new boss to take over from interim gaffer Guus Hiddink. Meanwhile the future of Louis van Gaal at United is in doubt after their recent struggles.

Pochettino though would be making the smart decision if he stuck with Spurs. They have a new stadium on the way, a wealth of young talent and a group of settled players who have bought into Pochettino's system.

The grass is not always greener.

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