By Amir Mir

Phil Neville believes Tottenham must not let Mauricio Pochettino leave the club because he is “one of the best” coaches in the world.

The club’s key man has been an integral part of their success in recent seasons which has seen them earn Champions League football and challenge for the Premier League title.

The highly-rated Argentine manager moved to White Hart Lane from St Mary’s in May 2014 after guiding Southampton to a number of top-eight finishes.

He continued his good work in north London by helping Tottenham to third during the previous campaign as they now have an outside chance of winning the PL title.

After their win against Watford on Saturday, former Everton defender Neville offered his thoughts on Pochettino and how they should forget about the futures of Harry Kane and Alli for a moment.

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“I think they are the best-coached team in the Premier League,” Neville told Match of the Day which aired on BBC One on Saturday evening.

“I think they are a young team that keep getting better and batter. People keep saying, ‘Kane leaving, Alli leaving’. They have got to keep hold of that manager because he is one of the best.”

Pochettino’s side recorded a comfortable 4-0 win against the Hornets at White Hart Lane during the early kick-off on Saturday afternoon.

Initially, they narrowed the gap to leaders Chelsea to four points before their London rivals maintained that lead with a win against Bournemouth later on in the day.

Both Spurs and Chelsea have seven matches to play this season with Antonio Conte’s side travelling to Old Trafford next Sunday while their rivals host Bournemouth the day before.

They will lock horns at Wembley on April 22, with a place in the FA Cup final up for grabs.

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