Harry Redknapp does not believe Mauricio Pochettino will quit on Tottenham Hotspurs, but he might get sacked if he doesn’t win a trophy this year.
Redknapp managed Spurs for four years, between 2008 and 2012 and like many other Tottenham managers, he failed to win a trophy.
Spurs have not won a trophy since 2008, winning the league cup in the final against Chelsea.
Now Redknapp has given his thoughts on Mauricio Pochettino’s position at Spurs. He believes he knows what the Argentine is going through.
After a phenomenal 2018/19 season, and then an ambitious summer transfer window.
This season has been billed as the one that Pochettino brought silverware to Tottenham.
However, so far their season can be summed up in one word, disastrous.
Already seventh in the league, ten points behind runaway leaders Liverpool.
Knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Colchester United.
Then in the UEFA Champions League, they have one point from their opening two games. A defeat by Bayern Munich 2-7 at home was the ultimate humiliation.
This has brought about question marks over Pochettino’s future.
Will he stay or will he go?
Will he jump ship, or will he be pushed?
Redknapp, speaking to Talk Sport, talks about the future of Spurs as well as where they are right now.
Redknapp, however, doesn’t see the manager quitting.
“I don’t see him walking away.”
Redknapp thinks Spurs have all the tools to succeed and are perhaps just going through a bad patch.
“He’s at a club where everything is in place. Off-field, they’ve got an amazing stadium and incredible training facilities. And he’s got an excellent group of players.”
“At the moment, they’re having a bit of a blip.”
“It’s up to him now to show how good he is, get them back on track and start playing as we all know they can.”
“If he’s a great manager, he’s going to have to do that now.”
But Redknapp admits results must improve and silverware is a must if he is to keep his job. Until that happens, Pochettino hasn’t achieved anything in Redknapp’s book.
“Everybody keeps saying how fantastic he’s been, and he has, he’s been excellent. But he has to win something this year.”
“You can’t keep going on and on and on, six years or seven years, without winning anything.”
“He needs to win a trophy sooner or later.”
“They’ve got to come up with some silverware this year.”
Redknapp believes they have few options when it comes to winning a trophy this year, and Pochettino probably needs to concentrate on the most realistic.
“They’re already knocked out of one competition.”
“I can’t see them winning the Premier League and I can’t see them winning the Champions League.”
“Maybe winning the FA Cup, or the Europa League if they drop out of the Champions League, are the only options for them.”