Tottenham have sent out a message that they are fully behind manager Mauricio Pochettino after reportedly packing off their chief scout on a mission to Argentina.
Pochettino’s future has been questioned after a League Cup defeat to Colchester was followed by 7-2 home rout by Bayern Munich in the Champions League and then a 3-0 reverse at Brighton in the Premier League.
Spurs are currently ninth in the table with 11 points from their eight games and their overall form in 2019 has been poor, despite reaching the Champions League final back in June.
However, the Daily Mail believes that the club’s decision to dispatch Steve Hitchen to South America to scout Argentine talent is ‘a clear sign’ of their faith in Pochettino’s work.
With Erik Lamela, Paulo Gazzaniga, Giovani Lo Celso and Juan Foyth all part of the current squad, their Argentinean contingent is particularly strong in north London.
And Tottenham have outlined their desire to continue trusting players from the manager’s native country with Hitchen ‘recently scouting players’ in the country.
The report adds that the club ‘do not anticipate a managerial change in the near future‘ and any departure ‘would have to be initiated by the manager himself’.