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Redknapp urges Tottenham to have patience with Pochettino

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp has implored Tottenham to remain patient with Mauricio Pochettino.

The Argentine has been installed as the new manager at White Hart Lane, leaving his post at Southampton to replace Tim Sherwood in north London.

Former Liverpool midfielder Redknapp is of the belief that Pochettino is the right man to lead Tottenham forward but feels there needs to be an enduring plan in place to achieve success.

"Pochettino has obviously got good pedigree having been at Espanyol and I think everybody has been impressed with the job he's done at Southampton, where he brought a lot of youngsters through and I think that fits the bill of what Daniel Levy is trying to do at Tottenham," Redknapp told Sky Sports News.

"He did well at Espanyol and Southampton are a very good football club but Spurs is a very different kettle of fish altogether. Tottenham is a very big club - the expectations are very high; they are looking to get into the top four and I think they need some positivity now.

"They've been through a lot of managers over the last 10-15 years since Daniel Levy came in as chairman. I think they need to give somebody an opportunity to build a team now. Too many players have gone in and out of the club; every time they get a good player they sell them on, which I think is slightly unfair to the fans.

"This year they spent £100m to replace Gareth Bale and it hasn't worked at all so the recruitment policy has to change to a certain extent because apart from Christian Eriksen the players they brought in in the summer haven't done well enough this year."

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