By Dominic Toner
Alan Pardew believes that a lot of good managers have been at Tottenham, but Mauricio Pochettino is a cut above them and is succeeding at White Hart Lane.
The Argentinian boss has become a huge favourite at Spurs since his arrival in 2014 from Southampton and has managed to build a formidable squad.
He finished fifth during his first season with the north London club and managed a third-placed finish in the last campaign.
Spurs are now vying with Chelsea for the Premier League title and are four points adrift, but look destined for a top-two finish at the very least.
The club’s supporters have already become very attached to Pochettino, but have had prestigious names such as Andre Villas-Boas, Harry Redknapp, Martin Jol and Glenn Hoddle in the hot seat during the past 15 years.
Pardew has heaped praise on Pochettino and feels that he has helped transform his side into a top team.
”A lot of good managers have had move to Spurs and not able to deliver, I mean how many years have we said ‘it could be spurs’ year’ but never delivered and he’s delivering,” Pardew told the Monday Night Football Programme on Sky Sports One. ”Amazing in the last two seasons, they have the best [points] record.”
Pochettino has built a strong squad that many people feel are just as strong as leaders Chelsea, with the two London rivals the dominant forces in English football this season.
He has used a strong English core of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Kyle Walker, Danny Rose and Eric Dier at the heart of his side since his arrival.
Meanwhile, they have have a number of consistent performers in their side such as Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Victor Wanyama, Christian Eriksen and Mousa Dembele.
Spurs are still searching for their first piece of silverware under Pochettino as they fell short in Europe and both domestic cup competitions, but they are expected to win a trophy with their squad in the near future.
In other Tottenham news, Gary Neville has stated where the club must strengthen in the summer transfer window.