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Tottenham Hotspur have assured new head coach Mauricio Pochettino that he will not be sacked if the team fails to qualify for the Champions League next season, reports Paul Jiggins of The Sun (subscription required).
The former Argentina international was confirmed as Spurs boss earlier this week after leaving Southampton.
But Spurs insist his future will not be decided by missing out on the Premier League top four, and Pochettino will be given time at the club, claims Jiggins.
Meanwhile, Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama has bemoaned the loss of Pochettino at the club, reports Joe Batchelor of the Daily Star.
Wanyama is quoted as saying:
I wanted him [Pochettino] to remain because he had the passion for the club and I think the owners should not have let him go because the team can do better next season.
It is a big blow because he had good connection with the players. He played a big role in my career development.
I learnt a lot from him, he taught me more and that's why I have grown as a player and there is a big difference compared to when I was at Celtic.
Mark Ogden of the Daily Telegraph claims that former Manchester United manager David Moyes should be the only candidate to replace Pochettino at Southampton.