By Tottenham correspondent Tony Hughes

Jamie Carragher has claimed that Mauricio Pochettino is on the verge of the greatest managerial performance in Premier League history.

Spurs climbed back to second in the league after winning 2-1 at Manchester City on Sunday to narrow the gap on leaders Leicester to two points.

It was the seventh consecutive victory in all competitions for Pochettino’s side, who have impressed observers with their combination of silk and steel this season.

Sky Sports pundit Carragher is convinced that Tottenham can win the Premier League, and it will go down as the greatest managerial performance in the competition’s 24-year history if they do.

Assessing Pochettino after Spurs triumph at Etihad Stadium on Sunday night, Carragher said: “We’ve spoken about the philosophy he has brought on the pitch – closing people down, being aggressive.

“Almost as important has been the change in the philosophy off the pitch. You associate Spurs with doing crazy things in the transfer market, spending big money, players failing.

History man: Pochettino is on the verge of a stunning achievement

History man: Pochettino is on the verge of a stunning achievement

“He’s had four transfer windows and he’s £15million in profit. Don’t forget the squad he inherited, the bad apples he had to get rid of.

“All season, Leicester have been the story, Ranieri and it will be the greatest story ever in football in this country if Leicester win the league. If that doesn’t happen and Tottenham win the league, I think that can be the biggest story in Premier League history in terms of what they’ve spent.

“If he then goes on to do that, I think that will be the best managerial performance in Premier League history if Tottenham win the league.”

Spurs travel to Fiorentina in the Europa League on Thursday before hosting Crystal Palace in the Premier League three days later.