Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham future is looking uncertain after talks with chairman Daniel Levy, according to the Telegraph.
Spurs have made a dreadful start to the season, winning just three of their 12 Premier League games and suffering embarrassing defeats in multiple competitions, including a Carabao Cup exit at the hands of Colchester United and a record defeat to Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
As a result, it is believed Pochettino’s job security was a topic of conversation when the Argentinian met with Levy last week. The Telegraph claims Tottenham’s players are braced for a managerial change, while the chances of Pochettino staying at Spurs for the rest of the season have been deemed ‘increasingly unrealistic’.
The report also reveals Levy would have to pay £12.5 million to sack the man he lured from Southampton five-and-a-half years ago. That fee would be considerably reduced if Pochettino’s departure was agreed mutually.
Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Max Allegri and Eddie Howe are all named as possible replacements in the Telegraph’s story. It could be an interesting week, particularly if Tottenham lose to West Ham United on Saturday.