Dimitar Berbatov has told Tottenham that they should stick with manager Mauricio Pochettino and overhaul the playing staff instead.
Pochettino has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks after a poor start to the season that has left the League leaders Liverpool and saw his side thrashed 7-2 by Bayern Munich in Europe.
Speculation is rife over whether Spurs will stick with the current manager or look for a replacement.
Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been one name linked with the post as he continues to search for a new job.
However Berbatov, who won two Premier League titles with Manchester United and played for Spurs between 2006 and 2008, insists that Spurs should change things on the pitch rather than the dugout.
Speaking to Betfair, the Bulgarian said: ‘Pochettino is the guy that needs to stay there, he’s been there for a long time. There has been a lot of talk about Mourinho taking over at Spurs, I think he would have difficulty as well.
”Would he make Spurs better? I don’t know because it is the same team. Yes you can have a bit of a lift in the beginning, like Manchester United did when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came in.
”Then you need to keep going otherwise you are going to slip into a spiral. I remember Sir Alex Ferguson telling us a team needs to be changed when four years passes. Not the whole team but players. After four years some players start to get complacent and they aren’t challenged. They are in with the manager and they are comfortable, so a manager needs to shake things up and bring in new players.
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”I was thinking that this could be the case with Spurs, a lot of the players have been there a long time. Maybe they need to shake things up and try to push the players in a way.”
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