Spurs lost out massively yesterday as they allowed a lead to slip in a 2-1 defeat at Southampton.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men were overcome by a sustained period of pressure at St Mary’s to allow the Saints to take a crucial three points in their own fight against relegation.
However, if it showed one thing, it might be that Pochettino’s time has come to walk away from the job at the London club after perhaps taking them as far as he can.
We’ve seen on a few occasions now over the last few years with Spurs that they get going and build some momentum behind them, only to fall away at crucial points in the season or in big games.
It’s happened once more this term, with Spurs just a few months back creeping up behind both Liverpool and Man City, whereas they now find themselves battling it out simply to make the top four.
Pochettino has done a superb job, that must not be understated, but there comes a time sometimes when things need to change, and for the Argentinian coach, it might well be that he puts his name in the hat for other jobs this summer.
The likes of Real Madrid are looking for new managers, and ‘Poch’ might well fancy his chances of bringing back success to the Bernabeu if given the chance.
It’s a shame for Spurs, and a shame for Pochettino to have to move without winning a trophy, but sometimes it just pays to walk way with your head held high and knowing that you’ve done as nuch as you can.