What does the future hold for Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino?

What does the future hold for Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino?

Tottenham supporters have been in fine voice in recent times after seeing their team seal a fourth successive Premier League win at the weekend.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men went into their encounter with London rivals West Ham having beaten Brighton, Huddersfield Town, and Cardiff City in their preceding three league games, and thus full of confidence ahead of their trip across the capital. And Spurs returned to North London with all three points as an Erik Lamela header just before half time was enough to secure a 1-0 victory for Pochettino’s side, thus keeping them just two points behind leaders Manchester City in the Premier League table.

As such, there have been many thrilled Tottenham fans up and down the country, several of whom are wondering what their side could go on to achieve this term, what with it now over ten years since they last won some silverware.

And while there is little doubting that the club have come a long way under the stewardship of Argentine Pochettino, it is time for the Spurs boss to deliver in what could be his biggest season of his Tottenham tenure to date.

Ultimately, very few can argue against the job Pochettino has done since taking over at Tottenham back in 2014, what with the 46-year-old building a team that have qualified for the Champions League for the last three years, and as such are one of the best sides in the country.

And with several impressive victories both domestically and indeed in Europe, not least in beating champions Real Madrid in the group stages of the Champions League last season, it’s clear that Spurs have the quality to go on and win major honours – but the threat of breaking this team up is looming very large indeed.

Yes, the club kept hold of centre back Toby Alderweireld beyond the summer deadline, but it still looks likely that the Belgium international will leave the club in the near future, what with his contract situation still unresolved and thus leaving Tottenham facing the prospect of losing him on a cut-price deal.

And with the contracts of Jan Vertonghen and Mousa Dembele also coming to an end this summer, albeit they do have the option of an extra year with the former, it is perfectly plausible that a decent chunk of the Spurs spine that has served them so well in years gone by could be on their way out of the North London outfit – and with no new signings during the summer, there was no one to help freshen things up and provide even greater competition.

What’s more, how much longer are the likes of Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, and maybe even Harry Kane going to stick around if Tottenham aren’t winning trophies and competing to the very end in the title race? What Pochettino has done at the club is excellent, but he needs to start turning that into silverware.

And that is why he faces the biggest season of his career to date.

A title challenge could be on, but one would assume that Spurs will come up short once again, while progression from their Champions League group is looking mightily difficult indeed having lost each of their opening two matches – thus, the Carabao Cup and FA Cup, competitions Pochettino hasn’t always given the time of day, appear their best silverware chances.

And with next summer again promising to be a testing one for Spurs, the time to deliver is now for Pochettino in bringing to an end Tottenham’s lengthy trophy drought.

Tottenham fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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