Sir Alex Ferguson believes Mauricio Pochettino is the best manager in the Barclays Premier League, according to Labour MP David Lammy.
Pochettino has been linked with a move to Old Trafford to take over from Louis van Gaal at the end of the season along with current favourite Jose Mourinho.
The 43-year-old has been praised for his work with Spurs, who are currently second in the Premier League and sat five points behind leaders Leicester City.
Lammy revealed on The Spurs Show podcast how the former Man United boss talked of the Argentinian international.
“About six weeks ago, I sat next to Alex Ferguson at a dinner in support of grassroots football abroad,” Lammy said.
“He said to me, ‘I think you guys have got the best manager in the Premier League.'”
It’s interesting to hear that because it could change the dynamic of what Sir Alex wants. He was, and is, a big friend of Mourinho but would he prefer to try and lure Pochettino to Old Trafford? It’s a possibility.
The problem with that is Daniel Levy and the fact Spurs are about to head into a period of likely austerity due to their new stadium being built, in much the same fashion as Arsenal did thanks to the Emirates. Would they really let Pochettino go at this point, for any amount of money?
I firmly believe Mourinho is going to be our next manager but if that doesn’t work, there’s a strong case to argue Pochettino should be the next man in line for that job. Whether he would take it or not is a different matter altogether.