Phil Neville rates Tottenham Hotspur's top four chances; lauds Mauricio Pochettino

Everton's Phil Neville applauds their fans after the match

The defender has been impressed with the Spurs boss over the last couple of years.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Former Manchester United and Everton star Phil Neville has given his opinion on the potential top four in the Premier League next season, and he had encouraging news for Tottenham Hotspur supporters in an interview with Sky Sports.

Picking Manchester City and Manchester United as title challengers, Neville also suggested that Spurs can replicate their fine campaign last term and find themselves up there again, as the recent Valencia assistant manager revealed his admiration of Mauricio Pochettino.

"I have got a sneaky feeling for Tottenham again," he told Sky Sports.

Everton's Phil Neville applauds their fans after the matchEverton's Phil Neville applauds their fans

"I am a massive fan of Pochettino. He is doing the right things there. He has got a stable, solid squad and I think they will continue to improve."

Many former professionals, as well as a considerable number of supporters, share Neville's appreciation of the Spurs boss, who has taken a side who continuously fell just short of cracking the top four and turned them into one of the Premier League's best teams.

Tottenham finished in third spot last season, after challenging eventual winners Leicester City for the Premier League title. It was their highest finish since 1990, and earned the club Champions League football for this season.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

But the league position was only part of Pochettino's success; he has brought about a positive and confident style of attacking football that sits perfectly with the club's history. Built on the foundation of an academy that is arguably currently the best at producing Premier League footballers, the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Mousa Dembele wowed the crowds at White Hart Lane last year.

Spurs have changed their squad significantly less than the other sides Neville mentioned, making just two signings this summer, so it would be no surprise if that continuity sees the Lilywhites' young players continue to grow into their role as Premier League challengers.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri before the gameTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri

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