Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has put Spurs fans on high alert after his incendiary post-match press conference on Sunday when he called for the club “to take risks.”
Pochettino was speaking to the press after he helped Spurs secure a third consecutive top-three finish in the Premier League with a 5-4 victory over Leicester.
The north London club have not won any silverware since their League Cup triumph in 2008 and Pochettino seemed to be sending a message to chairman Daniel Levy ahead of the summer transfer window. He said…
“I think it’s a moment the club needs to take risks and if possible work harder than the previous season to be competitive again. I think I have a very clear idea what we need to do; I don’t know if the club will be agreeing with me or not. But we are going to talk, next week, to create the new project, or what I think what we need to do, together again, to try to improve.
“That is a little bit up to Daniel of course, to the club, to be happy with us, because after four years I think we need to assess that period. I think Daniel is going to listen to me. But you know me and sometimes I have some crazy ideas. In this type of situation, with a club with our unbelievable fans, being brave is the most important, and to take risks.”
Pochettino’s comments have fuelled speculation that he could be on his way out of the club and Spurs fans reacted on Twitter by calling on Levy to back his manager with transfer funds. There’s an overall feeling though that Pochettino could end up leaving the club this summer, which would be a doomsday scenario for many Tottenham fans.
See some of the best reaction from Twitter below…
Can see Pochettino walking…
— John Ludden (@Johnludds) May 14, 2018
So this is how the Pochettino era ends. 4 top quality seasons, and then Levy is gonna kibosh the whole thing.
— Adrian Bailey (@adrianjbailey) May 14, 2018
I think he has done as much as he can. Time to move on.
— Daniel John Beet (@dannybeetCo) May 14, 2018
— Gareth Brayson (@garkiwi) May 14, 2018
Pochettino wants the Spurs board to buy big and take risks, with a new stadium to pay for I can't see that happening. He might leave I reckon.
— David Hickman (@DavidHickman87) May 14, 2018
Tottenham need to back Pochettino in regards to funds or risk stagnating or losing him.
— MIDKNIGHT MAW. (@MidKnightGaz) May 15, 2018