Former Tottenham and England striker Gary Lineker has made a worrying prediction about current manager Mauricio Pochettino after what he told him during their first ever meeting.
The Argentine boss has written himself into the north London hisotry books already by helping the club reach the Champions League final this season and will be looking to one step further when his side line up against Liverpool in Madrid.
Speaking of what was his first meeting with the Spurs boss a couple of weeks ago, Lineker revealed Pochettino had told him they need to invest and predicted if that does not happen he will be on his way.
He told the Times: “Yes, they’ve got a decent squad, but they are short in one or two positions. Pochettino has done a marvellous job. I interviewed [Pochettino] a couple of weeks ago for the Premier League Show; it was the first time I’d actually met him.
“But they do need investment, he said that to me himself. And he needs to be backed. I suspect, if he’s not backed, they’ll probably find it quite difficult to keep hold of him.
“So it really is a seminal moment for Tottenham. Whether they’re going to move forward and be a club that can compete in other Champions League finals, rather than just a one-off against all the odds, remains to be seen.”
If the manager is saying he needs backing, it would probably be wise of Daniel Levy to dip his hand into his pocket and provide the man in the dugout with some funds. Pochettino is a man who will be in demand from now until he does leave Tottenham thanks to his impressive record and if Spurs cannot offer him the correct support and backing then his exit will come around sooner rather than later. He will surely be questioning what more he can do in north London and without any sort of money coming his way, the answer is very little. However, some transfer spending could help the Lilywhites, who already have a squad full of quality and talent, take the next step up in terms of the hunt for the Premier League title. That might well keep Pochettino on for a couple more years and as the man behind the club’s success, that would be crucial.