Tottenham are in a title race for the first time in forever and at the forefront of their charge is their Argentine manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The 43-year old was dumped by Spanish side Espanyol in the November of 2013 after the side were stuttering at the bottom of the La Liga table.
But just 3 years on, Pochettino sits at the 2nd spot in the Barclays Premier League table just two points away from the 1st spot with London franchise Tottenham Hotspur.
Daniel Levy the Tottenham owner has the history of changing managers at White Hart Lane but even after going through 10 managers in the previous 12 years, but his search seemed to have ender or atleast halted with the performances of a young team guided by a dynamic manager.
Under the Argentine, the Lilly Whites have just swept sides away and also performed splendidly in Europe. All this is a predicament to what the manager has been able to do at the club since moving there from Southampton.
Pochettino’s is a high-energy game. One that needs to be carried out by players capable of moving themselves around the pitch in disciplined fashion. Southampton had the players to do it in his charge in the first season.
The next season, with the likes of Victor Wanyama added to the ranks, took care of itself.
But the biggest challenge yet was in his first season at White Hart Lane. He had a group of players who had the potential and it was up to the 43-year old to mould them in the right direction and Pochettino has executed it in text book style.
It was a just a matter of the players believing in the manager’s principle and also about the manager making himself presentable and at the moment, the atmosphere at White Hart Lane is one of full faith on one and other.
Pochettino has assembled an XI that has the athleticism to win the ball back quickly and the quality to use it but it was never going to be enough to win them silverware as they were always going to be better teams.
But the improvement shown by the club in their ‘out-run clubs’ playing style has worked this season and all the manager needs is consistency that he has already shown and a slip up from the Foxes.
For all he has achieved in his time as a manager, Pochettino will not come any closer to winning a trophy but it looks like he has a accumulated a team that can stay at the top end of the Barclays Premier League for years to come.
With this reputation, the former centre back is on the radar of a number of teams in the Premier League and may be even in Europe.
A number of teams including Chelsea and Manchester United are without a manager and the 43-year old who has announced himself with his tactics at Tottenham will surely be in the minds of all the clubs.
It will however be important for the London franchise to keep hold of the 43-year old as a move away from the club this summer may just be disastrous for the club.
However, Pochettino who stressed that this season is more important than what will happen in the summer, will be hoping that his club end up with domestic silverware or in Europe.
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