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Gary Neville insists Mauricio Pochettino is the manager he wants to eventually replace Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.

The Tottenham boss has been hailed for doing a decent job since arriving at the North London club; though has still not won a trophy at club.

But Neville insists Pochettino has done an outstanding job with Spurs and he would like the Argentinian to someday manage his old club – Manchester United.

“Pep Guardiola, the way I should judge him, should he win the league? Yes, he should win the league. Should Jose Mourinho win the league? Yes, they should win the league with the money they’ve spent at those clubs.

“It [Guardiola at City] is a great managerial performance because he’s extracting the maximum from the players with the biggest budget. You look at Mauricio Pochettino? Kyle Walker and Rose, they were nowhere near as good players.

“Dembele? I used to think he was overweight, I used to think he was lazy, now I think he’s a fantastic player.

Eriksen always used to play on the outside of a game, now he gets right in where it hurts. Kane? Three, four, five Premier League goals, when Pochettino came to the club. You look at what Dele Alli has done in the last two or three years.

“It’s an outstanding performance.

When Jose Mourinho’s time is finished at Manchester United, whether that is one year, two years, I hope it’s three years, I hope he wins multiple Premier League titles because I think he’s a fantastic manager.

“This is the guy that I would want to manage the club that I support, because I think he deserves it. It’s probably the same for Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Daniel Levy knows that. It’s a big problem, because if he leaves it’ll be an issue for Tottenham because he’s extracting the maximum from limited resources.”

Neville added: “You look at Tottenham, £252m spent, £202m recouped, Southampton are spending around that level of money, Leicester are spending about that level of money, Everton are spending more,” explained Neville. “That’s why Mauricio Pochettino has done an outstanding job.

“You give the most money to a manager, they’ll win the league more often than not. They’re up against it before they even start, they’re outperforming and overachieving season after season.”


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