Former Spurs boss Tim Sherwood thinks the club would be ‘crazy’ to fire Mauricio Pochettino, despite Tottenham dropping points once again in the Premier League.
But Sherwood believes the Argentinian is one of the best managers around – and has played down the idea of Spurs eyeing up former Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho as a potential replacement, due to Pochettino’s ties to the club’s philosophy.
He told BeIN SPORTS (via HITC): “You would be crazy to sack this man. He’s one of the best managers in the world and I think he has built that reputation. If they were to change, it would be difficult to find a man who buys into the philosophy of the whole football club.
“I don’t think they will go to Mourinho because I think he has his own way of doing things. He wants to be very dominant.
“He is a winner, but to have the philosophy of the club is to bring the kids through the academy. I think that’s dried up. They need to get their eye back onto that to try and drip a few into the first team.”
Having been at the club since 2014, Pochettino may well be aware of the club’s philosophies, but that alone may not be able to absolve him of the current woes his side are experiencing.
It is clear that Spurs’ form shows few signs of improving, and although Sherwood’s defence of Pochettino suggests the core problems lie elsewhere, it seems as if only a change in some regard will bring about an upturn in fortunes.
Though having seen the likes of Manchester United fail to improve things after changing managers last season, perhaps Spurs would be better-placed in trying to find in-house solutions as they strive to turn their results around.
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