Scholes has been extremely complimentary of the Tottenham manager in the London paper, highlighting his desire to watch the club’s youth ranks as one of the most ‘important’ as aspects of his management.
“I hear he takes time to watch the youth teams and the Under-21s play. I cannot tell you how important that is,” wrote Scholes.
“It makes such a difference to the mood at a club when the first team manager knows every youngster by name. The manager I played under did (Sir Alex Ferguson).”
It’s an important aspect of his management because it shows he cares about the youngsters coming through the ranks, who will form the spine of future sides if he stays as the manager at White Hart Lane for an extended period.
Harry Kane, Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason are just a few examples of the younger players who have developed under the manager to become important first team players.
The time and commitment Pochettino is putting into watching the under-21s play also suggests that no first team player at Tottenham is safe.
Pochettino hasn’t been afraid to throw younger players into the team and he’s unlikely to drop that mentality considering how successful it’s been for him so far.
The three players mentioned above are also inspirational figures for the players in the club’s youth ranks.
They are physical proof that if players work hard enough at the club, they will get first team chances, which helps to create a sustainable supply line of talent for the club over the coming months and seasons.