A bad week for Tottenham got considerably worse on Saturday afternoon when Brighton secured a richly-deserved victory, bringing further into question the future of Mauricio Pochettino...
"Immediately after the game Pochettino reiterated his belief that Spurs are just going through a bad patch and that he remains the club's manager for the foreseeable future, though that didn't stop his odds being slashed again in the Next EPL Manager to lose their post market, now available to back at just Evens."
- Pochettino Evens to be next PL Manager to lose job
- 3-0 Brighton win matched at [130.0]
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Following Tuesday's humiliating 2-7 home defeat to Bayern Munich a trip to relegation candidates Brighton was supposed to be a game that sparked a reaction from Tottenham. It turned out to be quite the opposite.
From the minute - the third minute to be precise - Hugo Lloris spilled a straightforward catch, allowing Neal Maupay the simplest of finishes, Tottenham were on the back foot. Lloris appeared to suffer a serious elbow injury in the incident and Spurs' afternoon went from bad to worse.
A goal in each half by Brighton's man of the match 19-year-old striker Aaron Connolly condemned Tottenham to their biggest league defeat of the season, but the scoreline seemed almost irrelevant, it was the manner in which Mauricio Pochettino's men performed that has to be of huge concern.
Difficult times for Pochettino
Pochettino insisted that he had no doubts about his players' commitment following the midweek Champions League defeat - a result that saw the former Southampton boss cut to clear favourite in the Premier League Sack Race market - but even if not admitting it publicly, he surely now has to have reservations following such a lacklustre display at the Amex.
Brighton were excellent value for their 3-0 win - matched at a high of [130.0] - having registered now fewer than 17 shots at Tottenham's goal in a display which saw them win a huge percentage of 50/50 challenges and basically dominate from the off.
Immediately after the game Pochettino reiterated his belief that Spurs are just going through a bad patch and that he remains the club's manager for the foreseeable future, though that didn't stop his odds being slashed again in the Next EPL Manager to lose their post market, now available to back at just Evens.
Betfair Spokesperson Sam Rosbottom said: "In what has been a horror week for Spurs, today's drubbing at the hands of Brighton has seen Pochettino become an even stronger favourite to be next manager out the door with Betfair. He's now Even money to be the next manager to go, after going 5/2 following the humiliation by Bayern Munich earlier in a week that he started as a relative outsider at 10/1."
"Brendan Rodgers and Jose Mourinho are the joint 7/2 favourites to become Next Tottenham Manager and we expect lots of interest in this market over the weekend, with Pochettino's future with the club surely now in doubt."
Next PL Manager to leave
- 1/1 Mauricio Pochettino
- 7/2 Marco Silva
- 5/1 Steve Bruce
- 5/1 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
- 16/1 Quique Sanchez Flores
- 16/1 Roy Hodgson
Next Spurs Manager
- 7/2 Brendan Rodgers
- 7/2 Jose Mourinho
- 11/2 Massimiliano Allegri
- 8/1 Eddie Howe
- 12/1 Rafa Benitez
- 12/1 Erik ten Hag
- 12/1 Julian Nagelsmann
- 12/1 Luis Enrique
- 16/1 Marco Rose
- 16/1 Gareth Southgate