How MANY matches does Tottenham manager have to save his job?

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Spurs aren’t very good at the moment. In fact, they are the worst team in the Premier League, having failed to beat any of their six opponents in the league to date. True enough, the departures of Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov upset the applecart at White Hart Lane in the summer, although the current performances are no better than those under Martin Jol twelve months ago.

Everything had seemed rosy for Tottenham last February, when Juande Ramos led the club to success in the Carling Cup. Despite a poor finish in the league after this triumph, it was generally considered that Spurs were moving in the right direction, with the Spaniard making improvements to the defence which might see them challenge the ‘Big Four’ this season. Instead, the Daily Mirror reports that ‘Magic Juande’ is wary of now losing his job.

He said: “That is something that doesn’t depend on me. We have a board and a chairman who decide that sort of thing.

“It’s true that we are in a complicated situation right now. And when you play badly nobody seems to help you. Everyone is quite upset about it.”

Former White Hart Lane boss Martin Jol won twice as many points at the same stage last season, but was sacked in October.

Travelling fans chanted: “You don’t know what you’re doing’’ when Ramos replaced £12.5million striker Roman Pavlyuchenko, but the boss is unconcerned.

“That doesn’t hurt – what hurts is losing matches,” he blasted.

Indeed, it was baffling to see Pavlyuchenko substituted for Bent when his team were chasing the game, and it’s now a question of confidence for the Spurs team, who don’t seem to be playing with the spirit of a Hull City, who are incidentally their next opponents. Spurs fans, do you think Ramos should be given more time to turn things round?

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