Gary Neville has always been outspoken about his thoughts and he did the same on the last episode of Monday Night Football. The former Manchester United right-back declared that he sees Mauricio Pochettino as the ideal replacement for Jose Mourinho.
According to the ex-Valencia boss, the Argentinian has done a “terrific” job for Tottenham Hotspurs. Neville also waxed lyrical about the fact that despite working on a tight budget, Pochettino has turned Spurs from a Premier League afterthought to title challengers.
He said,” You give a manager money, and he will win the league more times than not. They’re (Spurs) up against it from the start. They’re outperforming and over-achieving season after season and Pochettino is keeping the wolves away from Daniel Levy’s door with the job he is doing. The one thing I would say: When Jose Mourinho leaves Manchester United, this is the guy who I would want to manage my football club. He deserves it.”
Pochettino’s Spurs have been a force to reckon with this season as they have beaten the mighty Real Madrid at home. They are also on course to finish in the top 4 for the second season running. The former Paris St. Germain centre-back has built a young, dynamic team with an English core and has overseen the growth of Harry Kane, Delle Alli, and Christian Eriksen into stardom. However, despite the unquestionable talent in the squad, Spurs have failed to win a trophy so far and have always faltered in the biggest stages.
With Mourinho’s contract set to expire in June 2020 and Pochettino reportedly set to sign a new, long-term contract, it will be interesting to see how things pan out in the next few seasons. The likes of PSG, Barcelona and Real Madrid have all targeted some of the stars from the Spurs squad and if they do leave, it is unlikely that Pochettino will stay back either. Keep watching this space for more.