Rangers loan star Dominic Ball has told The Scottish Sun that he thinks managers Mark Warburton and Mauricio Pochettino are 'very similar'.
Ball, 22, joined Spurs from Watford back in 2011, and having spent time out on loan with Cambridge United last season, the youngster was sent out to Rangers.
Primarily a centre back, Ball has made the switch into defensive midfield at times this season, and has been a valuable squad player for Mark Warburton, as Rangers clinched the Scottish Championship title and subsequent promotion on Tuesday night.
Ball is scheduled to return to White Hart Lane at the end of the season, unless Rangers manage to negotiate a new deal for him - and he has now been talking about life under Rangers boss Warburton and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Ball has told The Scottish Sun that he thinks Warburton and Pochettino are 'very similar', because they both like to play high pressing styles with high intensity, and focus on the mentality of their players.
Ball added that it was easy to move between the two managers, and was happy to go out on loan as he wasn't playing for the Spurs first team. Whilst at Ibrox though, Ball admitted that he has been keeping track of Tottenham's success this season, and made a bold claim, suggesting that this is the best squad he has seen during his time at White Hart Lane.
"I have kept an eye on it — Leicester are seven clear and it’s tough now," said Ball. "But Spurs have been brilliant — the best since I’ve been there — and it’s all about the mentality shown by the manager down there.”
"Both managers are very similar. They like a high pressing game with high intensity and it’s a lot to do with the mentality. Moving from one to the other was easy. I was training with the first-team at Spurs but not really involved. Here I was a real part of it. At Spurs there are two or three world-class players and I was trying to get in. The experience of me coming to Rangers means that I now have more about me to go back to Spurs and try to push again," he added.
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