'Disaster avoided' Alan Shearer delivers considered verdict on Tottenham amid Mauricio Pochettino speculation

BBC pundit Alan Shearer looks on before the FA Cup Second round match between Hartlepool United and Blyth Spartans at Victoria Park on December 5, 2014 in Hartlepool, England.

Everyone seems to have an opinion on Tottenham Hotspur's progress under Mauricio Pochettino with speculation he could leave the club this summer.

Mauricio Pochettino manager

Tottenham have become one of the most exciting teams in Europe under Pochettino.

The Argentine has turned Spurs into a genuine Champions League side but that has brought added pressure and expectations in North London and further afield.

Supporters and pundits highlighted this as the season for Tottenham to start securing silverware to prove their credentials as a top club.

But that didn't materialise and another trophyless campaign has invited criticism from rival supporters and pundits alike.

Speculation has been rife over the future of Pochettino with the likes of The Telegraph suggesting he could leave this summer if he is not heavily backed in the transfer market.

Premier League legend Alan Shearer attends a coaching demonstration and tournament for local youngsters led by locally trained Premier Skills coaches on March 4, 2017 in Mumbai, India....

However Premier League legend Alan Shearer told Coral the club has avoided disaster and believes they are on the right path and expects to see them continue to improve.

"It has been the same again for Tottenham this season," Shearer told Coral.

"They have played some wonderful stuff but they have fallen short at the final hurdle in most competitions.

"Their priority this season was top four going into the new stadium. They wanted to ensure they have Champions League football there when it opens otherwise that would have been a disaster for them.

Daniel Levy, Chairman of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at White Hart Lane on August 27, 2016 in London, England.

"That target has been achieved. They have some fantastic players and they will be hoping to be even stronger next season."

All eyes now will be on Daniel Levy's reaction to Pochettino's reported demands.

And the coming weeks will be criticial if Tottenham are to get their house in order over transfers given their impending big move to their new stadium.

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