Pochettino backs Arsenal man to do a great job at the Emirates

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Former Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino has backed Arsenal’s decision to appoint Mikel Arteta as their new manager.

Arteta, 37, ended his playing career at the Emirates and went on to work alongside Pep Guardiola at Manchester City as his assistant manager.

Pochettino was dismissed from his position towards the end of November after the club found themselves in the lowly position of fourteenth in the Premier League table heading into the international break.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy made the decision to appoint Jose Mourinho less than twelve hours after the club had confirmed the departure of the 47-year-old.

Pochettino believes that the Spaniard will find the role different from being an assistant but has backed him to become a success in the red half of North London.

The Argentine has admitted that he still holds Spurs in his heart but would have been open to the possibility of managing Arsenal (Mirror).

Pochettino told The Mirror: “He is so clever, I hope he can enjoy the new position in his career in football because he’s been an assistant and now to be on the touchline as a manager, coach or head coach in this case is different. But he has experience and the knowledge to do a great job.”

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