The last time that Spurs poached a manager from Southampton, Glenn Hoddle came across from St Marys but our former midfielder lasted just two years before becoming another of Daniel Levy’s casualties. More than a decade has passed and with current Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino in line to take over at White Hart Lane, the Argentinian has received a glowing endorsement from one of his predecessors.
“I think Pochettino is a super young manager,” Hoddle said in an interview with talkSPORT.
“He has done a brilliant job at Southampton and I think he would be a very good acquisition for Tottenham.
“I’ve been very impressed with the way he’s had Southampton playing this year and I think, with the squad at Tottenham, he could do real wonders there.”
Hoddle went on to assert the belief that the new manager would need to be given time at the helm.
“I think Spurs have to look at some continuity in the long term and, if they don’t do that, they’ll struggle,” he added.
“Changing the manager too many times in a short period of time isn’t healthy for the club or the success the fans want.”
Reports today seem to claim that Pochettino is Tottenham’s number one choice but do you think he is the right man for the top job?