Mauricio Pochettino is under pressure at the helm with Tottenham ninth in the Premier League, just four months after losing the Champions League final to Liverpool. Rumors abound regarding the Argentine manager leaving Spurs after nearly six years with the club for Manchester United, Real Madrid, and just about anywhere there's a potential vacancy in a top-flight club.
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".
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.
"Aaron Connolly, the 19-year-old, came in and did well for Brighton, scoring twice in the 3-0 win over Spurs, but he is no Robert Lewandowski". But despite the latest low, Pochettino insists he does not fear the sack.
"I am not anxious", he said. Football is a game, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. The problem for us - it was win, win, win and it was praise for everyone.
"Maybe the last two games is a tough situation to accept but I'm not going to be a philosopher".
"I can't quite believe it", said Connolly, who scored his first goal for Brighton against Bristol Rovers in the Carabao Cup this season. Football is to be strong, to be courageous, to take decisions and, of course, face up to things when they are not good. "We are obviously going through a hard period and that's the end of the situation". From my position, I need to accept the criticism. The same when you praise me or the team. It's not going to change my view the pundit.
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"I think every single press conference we have talked about my future".
"I accept the opinions".
- Tottenham have lost 17 games in all competitions in 2019, more than any other top-flight side.
"In the past six years we have come a long way, but for the majority of the season we have not shown that, so it's important we look back and reflect". 'We were at the top together but now we need to get more.