Tottenham have started to ‘draw up a list of replacement managers’ as Mauricio Pochettino’s job hangs in the balance, according to a report.
The Argentinian has endured his toughest spell as Spurs manager, with the club languishing in the bottom half of the Premier League, and rumours of discord among members of the squad.
Tottenham have only managed 14 points from their opening 12 matches in the Premier League this season and currently sit in 14th place.
They were held at home to a confident Sheffield United side on Saturday and were perhaps lucky to take anything out of the game.
And The Independent on Tuesday backs up those claims by describing the game against the Hammers as a ‘crunch match as regards the manager’s future.’
The result could have a ‘huge bearing’ on Pochettino’s future with the situation at ‘such a level that intermediaries have started to investigate potential replacements.’
Red Bull Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann and Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe are named as ‘younger managers suited to the club’s overall approach’.
While Max Allegri, Carlo Ancelotti, Jose Mourinho and Ralph Rangnick provide Tottenham with options at any point in the season with Nagelsmann and Howe potentially difficult to land mid-season.
The Independent claim that Pochettino has ‘held a series of meetings’ with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy over the current situation with the Argentinian believing the lack of backing for a squad overhaul has been a ‘huge factor in this year’s poor form’.