By Dominic Toner
Jermaine Jenas believes that Mauricio Pochettino could leave Tottenham if he is not allowed to spend big in the summer transfer window.
Spurs are currently battling for a top four position in the Premier League and are unlikely to bridge the 10-point gap to leaders Chelsea, despite challenging for the title last season.
The north London club were also dumped out of the Europa League on Thursday by Belgian minnows Gent, to cap off a dreadful European effort this season.
They have a strong core of players who make up the starting line-up, but there have been serious questions marks over the strength of their squad.
Summer signings Vincent Janssen and Moussa Sissoko have failed to make a serious impact at White Hart Lane, meaning there are few options off the substitute’s bench.
Ex-Spurs midfielder and now BT Sport pundit Jenas claims that Argentinian manager Pochettino must be allowed to spend in the summer transfer window to improve the squad, or he will be snapped up by a European elite club.
“If they start going into the market and answer the questions that he’s probably asking them then he’ll stay,” Jenas told the Daily Star. “If not, inevitably the biggest clubs in Europe will take him because he’s one of best coaches around.”
Pochettino has emerged as one of the best managers in the Premier League and has transformed Spurs into a main contender.
The 44-year-old is a huge favourite with the club’s supporters and his sides play an attacking style of football.
Spurs are currently third-placed in the Premier League and also have a great chance of reaching the FA Cup semi-finals, with League One side Millwall standing in their way in the quarter-finals.
In other Tottenham news, Scott Minto has explained what the club need to do to secure a Champions League place.