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30th Apr, 2017 | 11:08am

Paul Dickov: Tottenham will struggle to keep hold of this key man (not Alli or Kane)

By Amir Mir

Paul Dickov believes Tottenham will struggle to keep hold of their manager Mauricio Pochettino in a few seasons time.

Former Espanyol coach Pochettino has been a key man for Spurs since he arrived at the club during the summer of 2014.

Before joining Tottenham, he left his post at Premier League rivals Southampton where he had guided them to Europe.

Since moving to north London, Pochettino has won many plaudits for the manner in which he has built a team that is now fighting for the title.

Former Premier League player Dickov believes Spurs will find it tough to hold off interest from clubs who would want to add the Argentine to their ranks.

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“To go to Tottenham and turn it around the way he has and turn them into genuine title contenders shows you what a good manager he is,” Dickov told Betsafe.

“Tottenham, they might not this summer but in a few summers time when the big boys come calling they might struggle to keep him.”

Last season, Pochettino helped Spurs secure their best finish in the top flight in over two decades when his team finished in third.

They ran eventual winners Leicester City close to the title during the previous campaign before collapsing at Chelsea and Newcastle.

At this moment in time, his team are four points off leaders Chelsea in the table with a number of youngsters impressing this term.

Attacking midfielder Dele Alli has perhaps been the most exciting player, scoring 16 league goals as he will be hoping to add to that tally against Arsenal on Sunday at White Hart Lane.

Striker Harry Kane, when he has been fit, has also been an integral part of the clubs success, scoring 21 league goals.

In other Tottenham news, Robbie Savage has predicted Spurs’ showdown against Arsenal. 

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