Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has rubbished claims that Mauricio Pochettino works on limited resources at the club.
The current Spurs boss has received widespread praise for his achievements this season after Tottenham failed to add to their squad in either of the previous two transfer windows.
The club have progressed to the quarter-finals of the Champions League and briefly threatened to challenge for the title before an untimely dip in form saw them drop into a race for the top four.
Others around Tottenham have spent big while increasing costs surrounding their delayed new stadium has restricted Pochettino’s transfer budget, but Sherwood insists his successor has not been deprived of new players.
Since the Argentine replaced Sherwood in 2014, Tottenham have bought 22 players and spent almost £300million, including the club-record signing of Davinson Sanchez from Ajax for £36million.
“I wouldn’t agree with ‘limited resources’,” Sherwood told talkSPORT at Cheltenham.
“It’s obviously not the same as Man City’s resources, but who has that?
“He’s signed 20 (sic) players since he’s been at the club, so they’ve given him an opportunity to build a squad and he’s happy with the squad he’s got.
“If you ask me, ‘Would he want to leave?’ I’d say no. I think he’s happy with the squad he’s got.
“We’re comparing him with Liverpool and Man City which is wrong.”
Tottenham have not won any of their last four league games in a run which has seen them suffer shock defeats to Burnley and Southampton.
While they remain third, Tottenham find themselves just four points ahead of sixth-place Chelsea, who can close the gap to one point by winning their game in hand.
Spurs are yet to travel to Manchester City or Liverpool, who both feature in a tough run-in, but Sherwood still expects his former club to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
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He added: “They’re having a bad run of it but I’ve still got faith in the squad and the quality of the players and the manager.
“They will still finish in the top four. It’ll be difficult because they’ve still got to go away to Manchester City and Liverpool. It’ll be a very tough run-in.
“It’s fine margins and if they finish outside the top four, you have to say it’s been a bad season.”