Doubts raised over future of Tottenham’s most influential figure by football panel

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Part of The Sunday Supplement panel this past weekend have raised question marks over whether or not Tottenham can keep Mauricio Pochettino.

The Argentine tactician is doing a stellar job at White Hart Lane for the second consecutive season, as they remain hot on the trails of Chelsea in the Premier League title race this year.

With just four points now separating the two sides coupled with Tottenham’s recent form, they will be full of confidence while their rivals may well start to feel the pressure ramp up in the coming weeks.

However, looking at it long term, The Sun’s Shaun Custis still has reservations over whether or not Pochettino will be in north London long term if Barcelona come calling.

The Independent’s Miguel Delaney countered his argument by reminding him of Pochettino’s connection with Espanyol, as the former Southampton boss recently told the media in a press conference that he wouldn’t take the Barcelona job for that specific reason.

However, Custis isn’t buying it and believes that if the Catalan giants came calling, it could be enough to see Pochettino leave Spurs.

“If Barcelona came and said, ‘Pochettino, we want you’, is he really going to say, ‘No thanks, I’m building something special at Spurs?’ he told Sky Sports.

“I’ve never bought that [Espanyol past] and the fact he went out for dinner [with Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu] proved that to me.

“I don’t think that’s as a strong as people are making out. If Barcelona come calling it’s a very difficult thing to say no.”

Naturally, Tottenham fans will be hoping that Pochettino would reject their advances, and it may not be too long before they find out as with Luis Enrique stepping down at the end of the season, there will be a new coach at the Nou Camp this summer.

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