By Danny Wright
Gary Neville believes that Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has done an amazing job and should win the manager of the year award.
The Sky Sports pundit has been hugely impressed by Pochettino and the results he’s achieved with a much smaller budget than his rivals.
Spurs are currently second in the Premier League and look as though they’re the only team that pose any sort of threat to Chelsea at the top.
Pochettino’s side are seven points adrift of their London rivals but have turned the pressure up in recent weeks thanks to a six-game winning streak.
Neville is also an avid fan of the way that the Argentine has promoted youth at White Hart Lane and that makes him his choice to beat favourite Antonio Conte to the award.
“I love what Pochettino does there. The fact that he’s built a team, he’s believed in young players and brought them through,” said Neville on Sky Sports.
“The budget is nowhere near what other clubs are. They are signing players for far less.
“So to me, he’s done an amazing job and I’ve got him down as manager of the year just because of that really.”
Pochettino arrived at White Hart Lane in 2014 after an impressive spell at Southampton and has quickly become a fan favourite.
The 45-year-old has taken charge of 155 matches for Spurs, winning 82 of them.
A second-place finish would be the highest league position that Tottenham have achieved since they were runners-up in 1962/63 – the same year they lifted the European Cup Winners Cup.
Their results this season have been boosted by the brilliant displays of English youngsters Harry Kane and Dele Alli.
Kane leads the goal-scoring at the north London club with 24 strikes in all competitions, though midfielder Alli is not too far behind with 19.
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