Frank Lampard reveals why he loves senior Tottenham man
By Derek Smithson
Frank Lampard has admitted he loves the relationship that Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has with his players.
Lampard, 38, had a highly successful playing career and was a serial winner with Chelsea.
The ex-England international watched on this season as Chelsea clinched a fifth Premier League title under owner Roman Abramovich and thrived under new manager Antonio Conte.
However, it was London rivals Spurs who pushed them closest in the title race and finished second with 86 points.
Pochettino has created a formidable squad at White Hart Lane during recent seasons and there is now a real expectation around the club ahead of their temporary move to Wembley.
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Lampard has highlighted the work of the Argentinian boss and credited the understanding he has with his players.
“Much as I’m interested in coaching I’ve just as much interest in how to deal with people,” Lampard told the Times. “I see someone like [Mauricio] Pochettino and his relationship with players — like both a boss and a bit of a friend — and I love that.”
Pochettino has become a big favourite with Spurs fans since his arrival from Southampton and helped established his side at the top-end of the table.
They secured another year of Champions League football with a top-four finish and are just missing silverware from their CV.
Pochettino is renowned for his attacking style of play, while also focusing on having a defensive resilience.
The 45-year-old has a strong English core at the heart of his side and has put faith in the likes of Dele Alli and Harry Kane, something that he is now reaping the rewards from.
In other Tottenham news, Alan Shearer believes Hugo Lloris is currently the best goalkeeper in the Premier League.