Phil Brown compares Mauricio Pochettino to Arsene Wenger

Southend United manger Phil Brown compares Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

Southend United manager Phil Brown explained on the Drivetime show on talkSPORT on Monday evening why he thinks Mauricio Pochettino could be for Tottenham Hotspur what Arsene Wenger is for Arsenal.

“This season I took the Southend team to the new complex what we all know now as Spurs Lodge, and I met Mauricio Pochettino and his backroom staff,” said Brown.

“I witnessed this guy working, and it took me back 20 years. He has the same verve as Wenger. He is doing now what Wenger did for Arsenal.

“He has new ideas, he has fresh ideas to take the club forward. He has this philosophy. I think Spurs are getting the benefit of this real quality coach, and you can see it on the field of play.”

It is a massive compliment from Brown to Pochettino, who took charge of North London outfit Tottenham in the summer of 2014.

The Argentine has done a remarkable job at White Hart Lane so far, taking Spurs to a fifth-place finish in the Premier League last season.

Tottenham are on course for a top-four finish in the league this term, and Pochettino deserves all the praise that he is getting.

Wenger has been in charge of Arsenal since 1996 and is one of the greatest managers in the world.

The Frenchman came with new ideas, and it seems that Pochettino too wants to implement his ideas at Tottenham.

Spurs are fifth in the Premier League table at the moment, while Arsenal are currently second.

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