Dimitar Berbatov doesn’t think it’s the right time for Mauricio Pochettino to leave Tottenham Hotspurs or for him to join the likes of Madrid or United.
Spurs have been going through a rather rough patch of late. That culminated in a humiliating defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich 7-2 at home.
There has been the talk of Pochettino walking away before he is pushed. As well as discontent in the dressing room.
The links with Real Madrid and Manchester United have only intensified, with both of them struggling and potentially looking for new managers sooner rather than later.
Speaking to Betfair, Berbatov weighed in on the subject.
He believes even for all of Tottenham’s problems, there is a solution within the club.
“Looking at the Spurs team at the minute, it is a difficult situation to predict, it involves the manager, players, happiness and results.”
“If a manager or a football player isn’t happy then they are going to speak to the president or Daniel Levy in this case, and they can find a solution.
“You don’t want unhappy players in your team and you definitely don’t want a manager who doesn’t want to be there.”
“In this case, I’m sure they will have a chat this week and find the right answer and the right way forward.”
He doesn’t feel that a move to United or Madrid would be good for Pochettino right now, and probably not what either United or Madrid need either.
“Many people are connecting Pochettino to Manchester United, but is it the right moment? ”
“Of course, United already have a manager in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, I don’t think it’s the right moment to do any changes.”
“This idea of going to manage Real Madrid is also there and they are one of the biggest clubs in the world.”
“Of course something like that is going to distract you from time to time.”
“At the moment Real Madrid are going through their own problems, you could say a mini-crisis, bad games like their result against Club Brugges.”
“So, is it the right moment to go there because they are playing bad, is it the right moment to go to Manchester United because they are also in bad shape?”
he fears if the timing of Pochettino’s move is not right, the consequences could be disastrous.
“Of course, as a manager, you want to find the best possible moment to move, not go to a team that is struggling.”
“Yes it would be a challenge to go and help them but what happens if you go from bad to worse? Your reputation will suffer and then you’re f*****.”