Football Soccer - 2016 London Football Awards - Battersea Evolution - 3/3/16 Former Tottenham Hotspur managers Harry Redknapp and Osvaldo Ardiles after receiving the London manager of the year on behalf of Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino at the London Football Awards in London, raising funds for national charity, Willow. For more information please visit Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Andrew Couldridge Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.

By Will Butcher

Ossie Ardiles has described Tottenham’s current side under Mauricio Pochettino as “wonderful” and compared them to White Hart Lane’s legends.

Spurs confirmed that they would finish in their highest position in the Premier League to date, going one better than last season’s third-place finish as runners-up.

Posting on his personal Twitter account, Spurs legend Ardiles compared Dele Alli to Glen Hoddle, Harry Kane to Teddy Sherringham, and Jan Vertonghen to Ledley King.

Argentinian Ardiles, who played for and managed Spurs, also compared boss Mauricio Pochettino to former manager Keith Burkinshaw, labelling his fellow countryman as “outstanding”.

Ardiles weighed up Hoddle against Alli after the latter won the PFA young player of the year award for the second consecutive season, while Hoddle scored 110 goals from midfield during his Spurs stay.

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England internationals Sheringham and Kane were also compared, with both captaining Spurs on occasion and spearheading the attack for their country.

Both Vertonghen and King are known for their speed and commanding aura at the back, as well as their struggles with injury.

During his eight-year spell in charge, Burkinshaw won the FA Cup twice and the UEFA Cup in 1984, but Pochettino is yet to lift a trophy since moving from domestic rivals Southampton.

Pochettino next takes to the dugout on Thursday evening, as they travel to the King Power Stadium as they go up against last season’s league champions Leicester City.

In other Tottenham news, Micky Hazard has delivered this verdict on Spurs following their win over Man United on Sunday.

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