Ossie Ardiles has told The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT (broadcast on 11th October 2017; 8:39 am) that he thinks that Mauricio Pochettino is doing an extraordinary job at Tottenham and every player is benefiting from working with him.
Pochettino has won a huge amount of plaudits since arriving at Spurs from Southampton in 2014, having guided Tottenham to three consecutive top five finishes in the Premier League, including a second-place spot last term.
It is generally accepted that Spurs boast one of the best starting lineups in the top flight, if not the best, and Ardiles has suggested that it is his countryman who deserves the credit for that fact.
"Mauricio is doing an extraordinary job. He has the knack of improving players a lot, for example, every single player at Tottenham has benefited tremendously with being associated with him. And he is carrying on doing that. The players are looking better and better. For example, we've got Harry Winks right now in the national team. All this is absolutely great," he told The Alan Brazil Sport Breakfast on talkSPORT (broadcast on 11th October 2017; 8:39 am).
One issue Tottenham are having to deal with this season is the constant questions regarding a Wembley hoodoo, with Spurs still awaiting a home win in the Premier League this season. But Ardiles dismissed any suggestion of a curse-like situation, and claimed that the problem is much easier to put the finger on.
"I don't think this a hoodoo or something like that. Wembley being so, so big, it doesn't suit our style of football I would say," he added.
With five of Tottenham's next seven games taking place at home, Pochettino's men arguably have the perfect opportunity to put any questions of a Wembley hoodoo to bed if the Spurs boss buys into the same theory that Ardiles has put forward.
Playing several home games in quick succession should provide Tottenham with a great chance to learn about how they need to adapt their game when they are playing at home, so perhaps this is the run of fixtures that will silence those who seriously believe that a Wembley hoodoo does exist.