Ben Davies speaks on Pochettino lunch with Ferguson

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

The duo were photographed together earlier this month.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Quoted by ESPN, Tottenham Hotspur left-back Ben Davies has suggested that people read too much into Mauricio Pochettino's lunch meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson earlier this month.

The 44-year-old sent tongues wagging a few weeks back after the Spurs manager was photographed alongside the legendary Manchester United boss.

Of course, with Pochettino having been linked to the big job at Old Trafford, Tottenham fans could have been forgiven for fearing the worst.

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho (R) with Manchester United manager Sir Alex FergusonReal Madrid coach Jose Mourinho (R) with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

But any anxiety will have been relieved a few days later when Pochettino signed a new five-year deal to stay on at White Hart Lane until 2021.

Ferguson is arguably the greatest football manager in the history of the sport, and Welsh defender Davies likes to think that his gaffer simply wanted to pick the 74-year-old's brain and tap into his vast experience in an effort to help him grow.

Tottenham's Ben Davies and Monaco's Nabil DirarTottenham's Ben Davies and Monaco's Nabil Dirar

"I like to think he [Pochettino] was tapping up his [Ferguson's] experience and there was no ulterior motive," he said via ESPN.

"We have a club where everyone, players and staff, is trying to learn all the time.

"I think he spoke to someone like Sir Alex Ferguson to pick his brain as part of his learning and where he can improve."

Tottenham, who looked title challengers for so long, endured a miserable end to the Premier League season, which included a 5-1 defeat by relegated Newcastle United on the final day in a loss which saw North London rivals Arsenal pip them to second spot. They will be desperate to put it right next term.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy before the matchTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy before the match

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