Defeat To West Ham Could Spell End Of Pochettino’s Reign: Right Move For Future Of Tottenham?

According to a recent report by The Telegraph, Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur are said to be on the verge of parting ways with their long-time manager Mauricio Pochettino, on the back of what has been a disastrous start to their Premier League campaign. Although this is the same Spurs side that surprised the world by going all the way to the final of the Champions League just last season, they have fallen multiple levels over the course of the summer.

The report suggests that the game against West Ham United at the end of the current international break could decide the Argentine’s future in North London. A defeat could prove to be the final straw at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Despite having been at the helm for more than five years now, at no point has the quality of football dropped this far down, further advocating the manager’s dismissal.

What Is Mauricio Pochettino’s Playing Style?

The Argentine manager is known as an attacking force capable of blending in some of the most distinct players into one brilliant system. Over the years, his Tottenham Hotspur sides have induced fear into the hearts of many opposition managers, simply because of the sheer threat that they possessed going forward. Pochettino successfully nurtured a group of players who could be as venomous as a scorpion, in that they only needed one moment to take control of a match.

The likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli began to flourish under the Argentine’s guidance, and the fact that he’s been able to sustain his team’s presence at the top of the Premier League, despite a slightly lower budget than Spurs’ rivals, is genuinely commendable indeed. During his impressive spell at Southampton as well, the Argentine was known for his attacking brand of football – something that seems to have withered out of his mind in recent months.

What Is His Tottenham Hotspur Legacy?

After moving to White Hart Lane in 2014, he took some time to work his morals into the squad, and soon enough, the Spurs team was a force to be reckoned with. They began to be a consistent part of the Premier League title race and even came close to winning it, only for Leicester City to swoop in from behind and steal it in the final weeks.

Despite this, Pochettino’s biggest achievement since moving to England had to be guiding this youthful Tottenham side to a Champions League final. Although the performance in the final itself was forgettable, to say the least, there’s no denying the fact that Pochettino has moved Tottenham Hotspur in the right direction.

Is It Time For Spurs To Part Ways With Mauricio Pochettino?

Having finished last season feeling motivated about their European run, the North London club began this one in the worst way possible. After 12 weekends of Premier League action already behind us, Spurs currently find themselves in 14th place, having registered just three wins so far. With four losses to their name already, a top-four finish is already beginning to look like a distant dream. This trend has been continuing for a while now, and unless Mauricio Pochettino can win over his dressing room again in the coming weeks, things could soon turn sour for the Argentine.

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