Gary Neville delivers verdict on Pochettino's time at Tottenham
By Harvey Byrne
Former Manchester United defender and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has told that he believes manager Mauricio Pochettino has “done a brilliant job” during his time at Tottenham.
The Argentine manager took charge of the north London club in the summer of 2014 after proving a success at Premier League rivals Southampton.
He has since helped Spurs break back into England’s top four with a third place finish in the last campaign, while the club are currently set to finish second with three matches left.
Now, Neville has explained that he believes Pochettino inherited a “shambles” of a team alongside a “toxic dressing room” and has since created the best Tottenham team he’s seen in his lifetime in just three years in charge.
“I don’t go a long with this theory that they (Tottenham) have tow in a trophy to make it a success for this team,” started Neville speaking on Monday evening’s Sky Sports Monday Night Football show.
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“I think back to Tottenham teams that won trophies maybe in the 80’s sort of the FA Cup. This is the best Tottenham team I have seen in my lifetime. The most exciting because you think of the shambles that Pochettino picked up a few years a go. Toxic dressing room, for me he’s done a brilliant job and I think we should celebrate what Tottenham have done this season.”
Tottenham have now been considered the main rivals for both Leicester and Chelsea for the Premier League title in the last two seasons.
However, a 1-0 defeat against West Ham on Friday evening has put a severe dent in Spurs’ title hopes with Chelsea now preparing to take on Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge on Monday evening.
A win for the Blues could put Antonio Conte’s men seven points ahead with three matches left, meaning it would take a massive collapse for Tottenham to lift the title at the end of the current campaign.
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