George Graham makes a claim over Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino

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Old Tottenham boss George Graham feels Mauricio Pochettino excels in a key area.

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager George Graham told talkSPORT that he feels Mauricio Pochettino is more of a coach than he is a manager.

Graham stressed the benefit that Pochettino has created in terms of getting player to respond to his methods, but also suggested that it doesn’t brush under the carpet, the fact that Tottenham still need to sign another attacking player.

“I like the coach, he’s not a manager I don’t think but he is a good coach and from what I’ve heard he loves working with the players and they respond to him – You can coach them all day long and get the best out of them but everybody knows that they need another striker,” he told talkSPORT.

Does Pochettino need to be more of a manager than a coach?

As long as Spurs are winning games, very few people will pick any issues with the way Pochettino does his job at White Hart Lane.

The idea that he’s not a manager as Graham suggests is flawed through the evidence of the younger players Pochettino has had an impact with throughout his managerial career.

Several youngsters currently in the Tottenham first team have endured periods where they have been mentally vulnerable and that’s where Pochettino has had to step in, managing them and convincing them that they are good enough to compete at the top level.

Spurs do need another attacking player and hopefully the boss will be able to use his persuasive and managerial skills to convince a player that Tottenham is the place to be for the next few years.

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