Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli comments on this aspect of Mauricio Pochettino's management, comparable to Ferguson and Wenger

The Spurs star has heralded Pochettino for developing the Tottenham players off the pitch as well as on it.

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has had a tremendous breakthrough year at White Hart Lane and there is no doubt that the influence of manager Mauricio Pochettino has been key to his success.

The Argentine has handled the likes of Alli and the other Tottenham players brilliantly this season – just as he did previously at Southampton and Espanyol.

The England midfielder has been talking to Soccer AM this weekend (16/04/16) and revealed one aspect of Pochettino’s management which does not get enough credit.

He said of his manager:

“He is a cool dude.

“He is a great manager but I think the biggest thing with him is he doesn’t just care about the football side of things he looks to make you into a better person off the pitch as well which I think is important.

“I think that has helped us improve as well. Everyone is getting on so well, everyone just respects each other and stuff so it’s good.”

This aspect of Pochettino’s management style, the individual growth of players off the pitch, is very similar to the work of the Premier League’s finest ever managers – Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger.

Pochettino has a long way yet to go before he can begin to be mentioned in the same breath as the Manchester United and Arsenal legends.

However, his style grows increasingly like the pair and Tottenham’s results on the pitch are becoming more and more impressive. Before long the Argentine might be considered as one of the Premier League’s best. Tottenham and Alli will hope he remains at White Hart Lane to do so.

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