English Premier League

Spurs Hope Pochettino is the Answer

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The World Cup has ended with the attention now turning to the Barclay’s Premier League, which kicks off on August 16.

With the new season, the Tottenham Hotspurs have renewed hope that with Mauricio Pochettino at the helm the club can finish in the top 4 in league play and qualify for Champions League action the following campaign.

Pochettino replaces Tim Sherwood who was with the club as the manager for just six months.

Last season the Spurs were inconsistent throughout the season in both domestic play and internationally during the Europa League.

The inconsistency kept the club from mounting a significant challenge at the top of the league standings.

Pochettino was very successful last season in guiding Southampton to an eighth place finish in league play. However, in his career he has not finished higher than his eighth place finish as a manager last season.

There is some doubt on the amount of experience he has at the top.

Tottenham will have to deal with Everton and Manchester United chasing a place in the Champions League, meaning Pochettino will not have it easy on the Hotspurs sideline this campaign. The board and fans at Tottenham are tough to please and the new manager will be put under a microscope from preseason onwards.

A quick look shows no new signings as of yet this summer, but a there should be movement prior to the deadline.

Tottenham did sign a new contract with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after he returned from the World Cup.

Tottenham left on Wednesday for the United States were they will face three MLS opponents. The club is scheduled to play three matches in a little more than one week.

Following their preseason tour in the U.S., Tottenham will return to play in Helsinki against Celtic prior to hosting Bundesliga club Schalke a week prior to the opener.

The club opens its season at West Ham on August 16.

About David Campbell

David makes his home in Guatemala and follows the worlds greatest games from there. David contributes on all leagues across the world and had over 25 years experience. He has covered 10 World Cups and will do so again this year in Brazil.

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