Tottenham hero offers Pochettino and Levy relationship insight, makes transfer prediction

Mauricio Pochettino won’t be leaving Tottenham any time soon, according to former Spurs hitman Clive Allen.

The Argentine is under mounting pressure in north London following a string of poor results.

A 7-2 hammering at the hands of Bayern Munich and a 3-0 defeat to Brighton just before the international break has raised questions over the 47-year-old’s reign as Spurs boss.

Allen, however, doesn’t foresee the former Espanyol and Southampton boss going anywhere and believes Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will back his manager in the January transfer window.

“I don’t think they’ll lose him,” Allen told the Daily Star. “Not in the immediate future, certainly. Mauricio and Daniel Levy have a good relationship and that will continue, I feel.

“His frustration is that they didn’t win the Champions League and he’s had to start again. But he can do that. He’s capable.

“He’s had five magnificent years there. Champions League qualification each year, then to go to the final, that’s massive progress.

“But there comes a time when it has to move forwards with new players.

I don’t think they’ll lose him

Clive Allen on Mauricio Pochettino potentially leaving Tottenham

“There’s been a hangover from the final and how it’s affected the group. I’m sure come January they will add to the squad.”

Despite their mixed start to the season, Allen is confident his old side will finish in the top four.

He added: “They are best placed to finish third behind Manchester City and Liverpool in the Premier League this season even though there’s been an indifferent start.”

Allen also reckons Spurs are well placed to attract big-name players to the club following the completion of their new stadium and their Champions League final appearance.

He said: “Moving forward I think they’ve got themselves into a fantastic position now.

“They will attract the top players, I’ve no doubt, with the revenue the stadium will produce.

“You need that fresh face coming through the door. You need to be thinking: ‘He could take my place.’ That didn’t happen this summer.

“Tanguy Ndombele came in, so there was some competition in the midfield area. But you’ve got to move forwards. If you stand still you go backwards.

“There’s no doubt they are looking to bring in new players.

“There are players coming to the end of their contracts who will move on as well. Tottenham will do that.”

Tottenham will look to get back to winning ways on Saturday afternoon when they welcome Watford to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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