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There are no current indications that Mauricio Pochettino is preparing to leave Tottenham Hotspur, per Football.London.
The Argentine has overseen a poor start to the season, with Spurs currently 14th in the Premier League, 11 points behind the top four.
A separate report from The Daily Telegraph has claimed that the axe could fall if the club lose to West Ham United but Football.London claims that there is not currently an indication that he is looking to leave, with the January transfer window “providing an opportunity to put things right”.
Indeed, there is reported to be a lack of a sense that a change is coming at Spurs, while Pochettino would also be walking away from a figure of around £12m if he resigned instead of being sacked.
Spurs need to be active in January.
They bought Tanguy Ndombele, Ryan Sessegnon and Jack Clarke in the summer and also struck an agreement to bring Giovani Lo Celso into the club on loan from Real Betis.
However, there are holes in the squad.
The right-back spot is weak, with Juan Foyth naturally a centre-back and Serge Aurier ill-disciplined – he has already been sent off this season.
In central defence, replacements will need to be sourced for Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, with their contracts expiring in the summer, ditto for Christian Eriksen.
Spurs also have just Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura on the right flank and an out-and-out winger could help the club add some dynamism to their attack.
The bottom line, though, is that additions are required and this is the time for chairman Daniel Levy to put his hand in his pocket.
If Spurs come through the hectic festive period still in mid-table, or if they have risen up the standings, they will need to kick on.
For that to happen, investment and fresh blood will be needed, otherwise Pochettino may remain under pressure for the remainder of the campaign.