Daniel Levy is willing to give Mauricio Pochettino the chance to turn around the fortunes of Tottenham, Football Insider understands.
The Argentine’s position is under its greatest threat since his first few months at the club following last night’s 7-2 Champions League mauling by Bayern Munich.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that chairman Levy and the board are ready to give Pochettino time to overcome a dismal start to the season.
Spurs played out the final minutes of their opening home group stage match of this season’s Champions League to jeers and an emptying stadium as they collapsed against Bayern.
It was the heaviest home defeat in the club’s 137-year history on a night that raised fresh questions about Pochettino’s future.
Nevertheless, Spurs chiefs believe the 47-year-old has enough credit in the bank after steering the club to their first-ever Champions League final in June as well as four consecutive to-four finishes.
The club would also face a mammoth compensation bill if they were to sack Pochettino, who signed a new contract last year worth £8.5million-a-year and runs until 2023.
The humiliating defeat to Bayern came a week after Tottenham crashed out of the League Cup at the hands of third-tier Colchester United and a start to the Premier League campaign that has placed them 10 points adrift of leaders Liverpool after seven matches.
There is also the backdrop of regularly negative bulletins this year from Pochettino that leaves him facing questions about the direction he and Spurs are heading in.
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