Tottenham legend Cliff Jones raves about Mauricio Pochettino, makes bold comparison to Bill Nicholson

Cliff Jones believes Mauricio Pochettino has created something similar to Bill Nicholson at Tottenham.

Tottenham Hotspur legend Cliff Jones has told BBC Sport that he think Mauricio Pochettin has 'done a great job' this season, and build something similar to Bill Nicholson.

Spurs head into Thursday's Europa League clash with Fiorentina with a great chance of winning the competition, especially having come back from the first leg in Italy with a 1-1 draw.

Away from Europe, Spurs are in a great position in the Premier League, sitting just two points behind league leaders Leicester City, as they gear up for this weekend's game against Swansea City.

Currently second in the Premier League, it's been an incredible season for Mauricio Pochettino and his side so far, and the Argentine boss deserves all the praise he gets for mounting an unexpected push for the Premier League title.

Youngsters like Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane continue to impress under Pochettino, whilst Spurs also have the best defence in the Premier League - a far cry from last season's defensive struggles.

Now, club legend Cliff Jones - who won the First Division title, three FA Cup and the European Cup Winners Cup during his time with Spurs - has told BBC Sport how impressed he is with Tottenham's success this season.

Jones even suggested that Pochettino is comparable to Spurs legend Bill Nicholson for his work this season, having built a real connection between his set of players and the fans.

"Spurs, I am very excited about their season, the team has really come together and there is a great buzz and expectancy around White Hart Lane," said Jones. "Mauricio Pochettino has done a great job and it is looking really good, really exciting."

"There is a commitment to the supporters and the football club, the same as Bill Nicholson instilled in the club. There is that same attachment now, it is very important. These days it is not the same as it used to be at most clubs, but Spurs have that [relationship with supporters]," he added.

Nicholson is widely known as Tottenham's best ever manager, having won the First Division, three FA Cups, two League Cups, three Charity Shields (one shared), the UEFA Cup and the European Cup Winners Cup during a 16-year spell as Spurs boss - and Tottenham fans will no doubt be hoping that Pochettino can enjoy that kind of longevity and trophy-laden success at White Hart Lane.

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