Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has been backed by a former holder of that position in the form of Harry Redknapp.

The Spurs manager is seemingly under pressure after a sluggish start to the season, but not everyone is against him, despite the way results have gone.

It is believed that if Tottenham lose to West Ham United when they return from the international break, that will be it for the Argentine in London, but Redknapp doesn’t believe that is the case.

The former Portsmouth and Southampton manager feels that Pochettino is still right for Spurs, although he does accept that trophies need to start being won, given the strength of squad at the disposal of the popular South American.

Redknapp claims he expected Tottenham to be fighting Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League title this term, and while he knows results need to improve, he is backing the current boss to succeed.

“West Ham will be a difficult game, but I can’t see his job being on the line,” Sky Sports quote him as saying.

“I’m a big fan of Pochettino – he’s a great manager and personality, he knows the game.

“But with that squad he’s got to win something, they have to get some silver on the sideboard somewhere.

“They won’t win the league and I don’t think they are good enough to win the Champions League [this season].

“They’re out the League Cup so will have to look to win the FA Cup, which is a possibility as they are good side.”

Things aren’t all bad for Tottenham this term, despite suffering a 7-2 loss to Bayern Munich earlier in the group stage, Pochettino’s men are still nicely placed to qualify for the knockout part of the Champions League, and as players settle into the side, especially those who joined in the summer, it would be a surprise if Spurs don’t soon start climbing the Premier League table too.

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