Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fergie Sounds a Salute to Spurs Boss Pochettino

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fergie Sounds a Salute to Spurs Boss Pochettino

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UNITED legend Sir Alex Ferguson rates Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino as the 'best manager in the Premier League'.

The Labour MP for Tottenham, David Lammy, revealed on The Spurs Show podcast how effusive Ferguson was when talking about Pochettino at a recent charity dinner.

"About six weeks ago, I sat next to Alex Ferguson at a dinner in support of grassroots football abroad," Lammy said.

"He said to me, 'I think you guys have got the best manager in the Premier League.'" Pochettino led Spurs up to second in the Premier League table at the weekend with a 1-0 home win over Watford and the club is just five points behind leaders Leicester, who they ejected from the FA Cup last month.

Spurs supporters are optimistic about a first league title since 1961 and former Argentina international Pochettino has been linked with the United manager's role in recent weeks. …

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