Hugo Lloris only picked Mauricio Pochettino as second in the vote for manager of the year in the Fifa ‘The Best’ awards.
However Pochettino joked that it was inevitable the Tottenham captain would pick Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane as his first choice because the two men are French.
The Argentine tactician received two first-placed votes, but smiled when Lloris’s decision was put to him:“He voted for me number two,” Pochettino laughed.
“Who is number one? Zidane ? Well, he’s French! I am happy, it’s normal. Zidane received the trophy for best manager and he deserves to be number-one.”
Pochettino was at the awards, that took place in London on Monday night.
“It was fantastic to meet a lot of football people, difficult to meet everyone and see in different places, we enjoyed a lot. It motivates you and I hope next season we have a few players nominated” said Pochettino.
“It is massive motivation for us to be there, and helps us to achieve big things and one day be there.”
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