United States coach and former Tottenham Hotspur forward Jurgen Klinsmann has urged the club to give manager Mauricio Pochettino time to implement his philosophy.
Klinsmann pointed to the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United who reaped the rewards of giving managers Arsene Wenger and Alex Ferguson time in the job.
“I really hope (Pochettino is given time). There’s no reason to change anything,” Klinsmann, in London for his US team’s friendly against Colombia at Craven Cottage on Friday, said.
“You look at the big clubs around the world, not just in Europe, the clubs that stick to a certain way, they give the coaches time to develop things the way they want it and they build consistency,” he told the BBC.
Argentine Pochettino has come under increased scrutiny in recent weeks after a series of lacklustre and toothless Spurs performances. Since arriving at White Hart Lane in May, Pochettino, who guided unfancied Southampton to a brilliant eight-placed finish last season, has struggled to replicate those managerial feats.
Spurs sit 12th in the table after 11 games, 15 points behind leaders Chelsea, having lost three of their last four matches.