Pochettino has until the end of the season – but his minimum target has been set.

Jacob Steinberg has tonight published a piece with some interesting updates on the future of Mauricio Pochettino.

The Guardian writer claims that Pochettino will get until the end of the season, no matter what happens, but then his continuation will be determined by whether his team make it into Europe or not.

There remains among those in charge “a view that the side is moving in the right direction.”

Some fans are not so sure.

Overall there’s a desire not to sack another coach unless it’s totally necessary.

Getting into Europe feels vaguely in line with what we would expect was asked of any coach appointed a year ago. It’s a reasonable standard to ask your manager to aim for, and we’re sure that when Pochettino was appointed in the summer he would have agreed that getting into the Europa Conference League was a fair minimum expectation.

Getting into the Carabao Cup final felt like it had added some credit, but the manner of the defeat all but cancelled that out.

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  1. I’ll believe the Europe ultimatum when someone from the club goes on record and not before. This sounds way too much like the media (as usual) looking to spin up a controversy narrative where there is none.

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