Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp expects Mauricio Pochettino to stay at Spurs, but insists the under-fire boss must win something this season.
Doubt has been cast on Pochettino’s future after the embarrassing 7-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
It continues a worrying start to the season for Spurs, who have also been dumped out the Carabao Cup by League Two Colchester United.
Rumours of unrest in the camp have led to suggestions Pochettino could walk, but Redknapp can’t see that happening any time soon.
“I don’t see him walking away,” Redknapp told the Alan Brazil Sport’s Breakfast.
“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.”
However, Redknapp insists Pochettino must deliver a trophy at Tottenham sooner or later.
While Spurs reached the Champions League final last season, they remain without silverware in the Argentine’s five years in charge.
And given their start to the latest campaign, it’s difficult to see that run coming to an end this season.
“Everybody keeps saying how fantastic he’s been, and he has, he’s been excellent. But he has to win something this year,” added Redknapp.
“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. 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.”
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