Alan Hutton insisted that manager Mauricio Pochettino was still the right man for the job at Tottenham despite the club’s poor start to the season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-Spurs full-back defended Pochettino and revealed that he wants the Argentinian to stay put.
The Spurs manager publicly claimed he took full responsibility for the club’s recent results following the 3-0 loss to Brighton but admitted he doesn’t fear the sack.
Hutton appeared to agree with Pochettino that he shouldn’t be worried about his job but did insist that something needed to change in order to help him achieve the good things he is capable of.
When asked if Pochettino is still the right man for the job, Hutton told Football Insider: “It’s difficult; I don’t think…I like him as a manager.
“What he has done over the last three years has been brilliant for Tottenham, it just seems like there are many other situations that are going on, which aren’t helping him.
“I think of course he looks a bit beat up when you look at him on the side of the pitch, he doesn’t look his vibrant self.
“I want him to stay, I think he can do great things, I think everything is in place for him to achieve good things, but I don’t know whether they need to shift a few players out in the transfer window, but something needs to change.”
Spurs have won just once in their last six games, the 2-1 win over Southampton, and during this run were thrashed 7-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Pochettino’s side currently sit ninth in the league after the first eight games played and are 13-points off Liverpool who currently top the table.