Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says English football has lost its reputation for giving time to coaches and has urged his fellow countryman to adapt to the demands. The Argentine's position is among the most secure in the Premier League but the 43-year-old is well aware of how quickly that can change.
Forty-seven managers lost their jobs in the top four divisions of English football during the 2014-15 season, according to the League Managers' Association, the second highest strike-rate since records began. Since the end of last term 17 managers have left their position, with three departures occurring in the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho is the bookmakers' favourite to become the fourth top flight boss to leave after Chelsea's 3-1 defeat to Liverpool. Pochettino has guided Tottenham to 10 games without defeat in the Premier League ahead of the visit of Aston Villa on Monday [2 November] but yet even he feels the pressure of the increased demands on managers.
"In Europe, the pressure is always there," the Tottenham boss said, according to The Express. "When I was in Spain, Argentina and France, we would say it was different, more stable in England because there were a lot of examples like Arsene Wenger or Sir Alex Ferguson.
"But now, after three years here, I can see how it has started to change. It is true there is more pressure on the manager and results are demanded quickly. Maybe before it was different but now it is like the style from Europe has arrived in England.
"Football is a big business and you play with a lot of money," added Pochettino, who joined Tottenham in the summer of 2014. "One positive or negative result can affect your account a lot and this is why maybe it has started to change and there is now no patience.
"Today there are a lot of owners who have arrived from Europe and it is a different mentality. It is difficult to give time to develop projects in football. You buy the club and you want the title after three months. Football is difficult to do miracles and we need to adapt our jobs and to a new era in football. It won't be easy, but we need to try."