Guillem Balague tweets prediction about Pochettino's future

Guillem Balague, Sky Sports Journalist talks during day 2 of the Soccerex Global Convention at Manchester Central Convention Complex on September 5, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Speculation surrounds the future of Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino.

Guillem Balague presents pitch side before the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on November 1, 2017 in London, United...

Tottenham Hotspur will return from the international break with a London derby against West Ham United this weekend, in a game that looks vital for both managers.

Manuel Pellegrini desperately needs a result to save his West Ham job after just two points in six games, whilst speculation surrounds Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino too.

Spurs have been poor this season, with all kinds of theories swirling over just why they've only been able to win three Premier League games so far this term.

 

From a Champions League final hangover, to a squad that is suffering from poor recruitment in recent years, to too many players eyeing departures, to Pochettino himself being unhappy; maybe it's a combination of all those theories.

Now, The Telegraph claim that Pochettino has held 'crisis talks' with chairman Daniel Levy, and Tottenham's players are bracing themselves for a managerial change.

There may be a stand-off if that's the case, as it's hard to see Levy paying huge compensation to sack Pochettino, and it's just as difficult to see the Argentine quitting.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur shows his appreciation to the fans after the UEFA Champions League group B match between Crvena Zvezda and Tottenham Hotspur at Rajko...

Now, Spanish football expert Guillem Balague – who wrote the book 'Brave New World' about Pochettino and knows him from his time at Espanyol – has predicted that Pochettino will not resign, believing he's not the type of person to quit.

Balague added that whilst Spurs have looked as Massimiliano Allegri, Jose Mourinho and Julian Nagelsmann, the first two are waiting for something else, and Nagelsmann is too expensive to prise away from RB Leipzig, leaving Tottenham in a tricky position.

Guillem Balague, Sky Sports Journalist talks during day 2 of the Soccerex Global Convention at Manchester Central Convention Complex on September 5, 2017 in Manchester, England.

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