Mauricio Pochettino is going through one of the most difficult spells of his management career at the moment as he has seen his methods and tactics being questioned after Tottenham’s poor start to the season (BBC Radio 5 live).
However, Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores has hailed him as the best manager in the top flight over the last four years.
Speaking during the pre-match conference ahead of Watford’s game against Spurs, Flores told Sky Sports: “I love him (Pochettino), he is the best coach in the Premier League in the last four years, this is my opinion.
“When I was (last) at Watford I thought he was the best coach in the way he moved the team and the way the team played.
“Of course now it is a difficult moment for him and for the team, but for me he is the best coach in the last four years in the Premier League.”
When asked if he expected the Argentine to turn Tottenham’s fortunes around and stay at the club for a long time, the Watford manager responded: “It is up to you, the critics, it’s not up to me. It depends on the results. The results bring in the critics.”
Flores’ side come into the game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this afternoon rooted to the bottom of the table.
If the Spaniard doesn’t turn their form around soon, the Hornets could find themselves with a major battle on their hands to avoid relegation.
Spurs meanwhile come into the game having conceded ten goals in their last two games and are desperate for a win.
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Given what he has achieved with the resources he has at his disposal, there is certainly a case to be made that Pochettino is the best coach in the league.
This is why it makes little sense to sack the Argentine as there is no one available that has the same track record as him, especially while working on a tight budget.
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