Controversial to say the least! Spurs crashed out of a second cup competition in the space of three days this afternoon, falling to a dismal 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace. It was a very poor performance, even accounting for their recent injury woes.
Currently well behind leaders Liverpool in the Premier League, and most likely lacking the quality to make a real run at the Champions League, the FA Cup was probably Tottenham's last chance to win a trophy this season. Pochettino has yet to win a major honour at the club, despite his consistent top four finishes.
Those Champions League appearances are not enough for some people, however, with this Spurs fan calling for the Argentine to leave the club. Calling into BBC Radio Five Live, he felt that Pochettino should pay for his lack of trophies with his job, regardless of his progress in other areas.
— BBC 5 Live Sport (@5liveSport) January 27, 2019
I'm just going to cut to the chase here and say Pochettino should go. That's not me being disrespectful.
Look, Pochettino has done a brilliant job. Before he came we were known as a Europa League side, and he has taken us up to the next level brilliantly. But we haven't won a trophy in 11 years...
We have to win a trophy, even if we finish fifth. I wouldn't have said that a couple of years ago, because I thought we were progressing, but it's getting a little bit boring now. qualifying for the Champions League and not winning a trophy.
When questioned by Chris Sutton and a fellow Spurs fan as to who the club could bring in to replace him, the caller was unsurprisingly lacking conviction in making a choice.
It seems that this is simply a case of boredom on behalf of this supporter, who is getting tired of his club's sustained success. While winning a trophy would no doubt be massive, one only has to look at the standing of Spurs before Pochettino's arrival to appreciate the job he has done there.
To be fair, he may well be gone from the club by the time next season rolls around. It is highly unlikely that it will be the result of a sacking however, but instead due to the allure of Manchester United or Real Madrid.