Emmanuel Adebayor makes a prediction about Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino

Emmanuel Adebayour of Spurs reacts during the Capital One Cup Semi-Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United at White Hart Lane on January 21, 2015 in London,...

Emmanuel Adebayor is tipping Mauricio Pochettino for the top.

Emmanuel Adebayour of Spurs reacts during the Capital One Cup Semi-Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United at White Hart Lane on January 21, 2015 in London,...

Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Emmanuel Adebayor has told Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy that he thinks Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is destined to manage a 'top' club.

Spurs again fell short in their quest of silverware on Saturday evening, as they lost 2-1 to Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley Stadium.

It's now 10 years since Spurs last won a trophy, and questions are being asked about Pochettino's tactics in big games and the progress of his 'project' in North London.

The Argentinian has worked wonders turning Spurs into a top four club since his arrival from Southampton in 2014, impressing with the brand of football and the youth development at Tottenham.

Emmanuel Adebayor of Spurs turns away after scoring his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers at White Hart Lane on August 24,...

Some Spurs fans may be frustrated at the lack of silverware, but Pochettino would certainly be wanted elsewhere, as a host of big clubs have been linked with raiding Spurs for his services.

Now, former Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor – who played just 17 times under Pochettino before being phased out of the team – has offered his view on the Tottenham boss.

Adebayor has told Gazzetta dello Sport that he thinks Pochettino is destined to manage a 'top club' in the future, and suggested that Arsene Wenger isn't the best manager he has worked under, but instead Jose Mourinho – and even offered praise for Tim Sherwood too.

“No, Mourinho is the top, a great man who creates a unique empathy with the team, but I can't help but mention Sherwood: he was a second father to me at Tottenham, and now there is Pochettino, one of the best in Europe. His future is written: in a short time we will certainly see him with one of the top clubs,” he added.

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