Tottenham boss right man for the job, says Spurs hero

Former Tottenham forward Jurgen Klinsmann is adamant that Mauricio Pochettino is the right man to be in charge at White Hart Lane.

The Argentine was drafted in to replace Tim Sherwood over the summer, after chairman Daniel Levy had sacked the controversial boss after just half a season in charge.

However, despite his impressive spell on the South Coast at Southampton, the former Espanyol chief has struggled in north London, with his side currently say in 12th spot in the Premier League.

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Even though he’s only been at Spurs for a matter of months, ‘Poch’ is rumoured to be battling for his future, with rumours suggesting that patience is running out among members of Tottenham’s hierarchy.

But Klinsmann believes that Pochettino is the right man to be in the dugout:

“Pochettino absolutely needs more time,” he told talkSPORT. “He’s a high quality, talented coach. Everyone going to a new club, and a new environment, needs time to get their head around things.

“Sometimes it takes two years and others it can be four or five years. That’s a long time for impatient media people and fans but he has all the qualities to build something very special here at Spurs. I hope he is given the time.

“He needs a couple of transfer windows of his own to put the pieces together that he wants to. He has a specific way that he wants the team to play and that’s orientated by some of the best teams in the world.

“He’s showed with Southampton that his system works but now he has a different category of players. Working with different characters is not easy.

“The bigger the club the more egos there are. You need time and patience. I hope he gets all the time he needs.”


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