How the ‘Pochettino effect’ has transformed Tottenham

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is reported to be Manchester United’s number one target to replace Jose Mourinho.

There is little surprise that the Argentinian, who was also coveted by Real Madrid in the summer and may be again in 2019, is courting interest given the brilliant job he has done at Spurs.

Here, Press Association Sport analyses the ‘Pochettino effect’ and how he has transformed the north London club.

Playing the Tottenham way – but winning

SOCCER Pochettino Effect
A look at Spurs’ upward curve under Pochettino (PA Graphics)

Developed players into top stars

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur – Carabao Cup – Quarter Final – Emirates Stadium
Dele Alli has risen to the top while Pochettino has been his manager at Spurs (Nick Potts/PA)

Given youth a chance

England v Croatia – UEFA Nations League – Group A4 – Wembley Stadium
Harry Winks has been a big success story for Tottenham’s academy (Nick Potts/PA)

Balanced the books

Tottenham Hotspur Training and Press Conference – Enfield Training Centre
Pochettino, right, alongside coach Jesus Perez, has helped balance the books with shrewd business (John Walton/PA)

Coped in adversity

Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea – Premier League – Wembley Stadium
Wembley has been Spurs’ temporary home (John Walton/PA)

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