The brief wait is over as Mauricio Pochettino is confirmed as Tottenham’s new manager on a five year deal but will he break the trend of recent bosses and actually see that contract out? Daniel Levy’s lack of patience was highlighted at great length by Sky Sports News last night and there are now widespread calls for the new boss to be given time.
“A long-term contract doesn’t mean anything at Tottenham, that’s for sure,” said former player Jamie Redknapp.
“If they don’t finish in the top four this year there is going to be an awful lot of pressure on him. That’s been the way that they’ve run the club in the last few years; I don’t believe it’s the right way to go about it.
“But if they give him five years, he’s a young manager who did a good job at Southampton bringing young players through. I must admit that he was given a good base by Nigel Adkins – Southampton have a really good youth system there – and they’ll be hoping they can do that at Tottenham.”
Time is surely key but if Spurs finish sixth or even worse at the end of the next campaign, can Levy actually exercise patience for once?