Mauricio Pochettino has always seemed completely committed to the project he has built on a slender budget at Tottenham Hotspur, even in the absence of trophies at present.
That has been a major factor behind the willingness of both players and fans to buy into the as yet potless project under the Argentine but following the 2-1 Wembley defeat against Manchester United in the FA Cup, the mask began to slip for the very first time.
Pochettino’s comments that Spurs need time “under him or another” to further their progress belied for the first time the previously unthinkable prospect of the former Southampton manager walking away from the project he appears so committed to.
In the wake of that, French outlet Presse Ocean have reported that former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri, 66, has emerged as a contender to replace Pochettino, following his departure from Nantes.
So, that’s why we’re asking Spurs fans a question that would have been unthinkable a month ago; should Ranieri replace Pochettino?
Let us know by voting in the poll below and look out for the result in the days around Spurs’ meeting with the Foxes on the final game of the season…