Fickle fans at Spurs take the biscuit as pressure mounts on Mauricio Pochettino at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. In these days of instant success, there appears to be little time left for managers to build a side, but the report that there are a section of Spurs fans that want Pochettino out of the club because of their slow start is an eye opener.
Tottenham are a side that, until the arrival of the Argentine, were unpredictable, finishing up and down the Premier League table.
They very rarely challenged for silverware, with Champions League football a rare occurrence, and were led by a succession of managers who had differing lengths of stay at the club, depending on their ability.
Who can forget Christian Gross and his Tube ticket? Do Spurs fans really want to go back to those dark days? It would appear that some would risk it after a poor start to the campaign.
Spurs have won just two of their opening eight games in all competitions this campaign and hit new depths on Tuesday when they were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by League Two Colchester.
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They are effectively already out of the Premier League title race, sitting 10 points behind leaders Liverpool, and some fans on social media are calling for Pochettino’s head, with #PochOut trending on Twitter.
These will no doubt be the same fans cheering the team along to the Champions League final last term, giddy heights indeed for Spurs, and add to that the small matter of a £1billion stadium and you begin to wonder what on earth some people want.
Thankfully for Spurs fans with a semblance of reality, Pochettino appears ready to fight his way through the bad spell.
He said: “Football for me is about the glory. There is nothing more important than the glory. When you win, how you feel, there is not another thing you can find like it. “Of course I am suffering. This is my sixth season here and I am in an unbelievable environment here. “The training ground is amazing and we have the best stadium in the world.
But football is about glory, it is about winning. “Of course you can be frustrated and disappointed sometimes. “The challenge is to get back there and I told you we are going to fight to try to make this possible to try to change the history of this club.”
Careful what you wish for.