Sir Alex Ferguson delivers his verdict on Tottenham, states what doesn't work
By Amir Mir
Sir Alex Ferguson has hailed Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and his ability to bring through youth at the club.
The former Manchester United manager believes youth is the way forward as “short-termism” doesn’t really work in football.
Ferguson is renowned for bringing through the famous class of 1992 at United, which included legendary players such as Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville.
These players won numerous league titles and European trophies under the guidance of the strict Scotsman, who lifted 13 Premier League trophies during his time at Old Trafford.
There is no doubt that Ferguson would be able to recognise a good, young and vibrant side and he definitely sees this with Tottenham.
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“He’s got a lot of youth in his team, which augurs well for the future,” Fergurson told Sky Sports. “I believe in that, I’ve believed in (bringing through) youth all my life.
“The value is two-fold. One, they’ll always remember the person who gave them their start in life, and secondly, they create a loyalty base that is there for life. The young players we had coming through still keep in touch with me, and that is an indication of how well it works.
“I don’t think short-termism works, I really don’t. I think there are teams that can buy all the time and remain successful, but on a general theme, I don’t think short-termism works. With Tottenham, to me, it looks like there is a long-termism there, they’re building something that looks pretty good.”
The likes of Dele Alli and Harry Kane have shone under the guidance of Pochettino, helping them secure back-to-back Champions League finishes.
Striker Kane, 23, came through the ranks at the club and has won the golden boot award for the second consecutive season running.
He scored 29 Premier League goals this term, including a hat-trick on the final day of the season as Spurs beat Hull 7-1.
Attacking midfielder Alli was one of the bargain buys for the club after they purchased him for £5million from MK Dons in 2015.
He has since gone on to win back-to-back Young PFA Player of the Year awards, including scoring an impressive 18 league goals this season.
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