- Mauricio Pocchetino
After a quiet transfer window, Pocchetino does not have the added pressure of spending over £100 million in one summer like Andre Villas-Boas, but the Argentine still needs to prove he is the right man for the job. Tottenham are a team who believe they should be in the Champions League, but that’s not been the case now for five years. Despite missing out on Europe’s elite competition by just one place last season, they were never really in contention.
With just 1 point from a possible 6 so far (including an embarrassing draw against Stoke where they conceded two goals in the last ten minutes), Pocchetino will need to turn things around quickly. Daniel Levy is a notoriously unforgiving manager, and is not afraid to sack his staff midway through the season, as displayed with Villas-Boas. If Spurs are outside of the top eight by January, expect Levy to start looking for replacements.