Teddy Sheringham has insisted Mauricio Pochettino should not quit Tottenham for Manchester United and is convinced he won’t.
Writing in the Daily Mail, the former Spurs and United striker delivered his verdict on the Argentine manager amid intense speculation United are working on a deal to make him their next permanent boss.
Sheringham insists there is “no reason” for Pochettino to up sticks and leave as Spurs are a side who are going places.
“Pochettino has been linked with United — but he has no reason to leave,” Sheringham said in the Mail. “He is at an ambitious club now, a club that is going places. Tottenham are on the up, on and off the field.
“They are doing well in the league, they will soon move into a fantastic new stadium and the team is getting better and better under Pochettino. It is a completely different set-up to the one I left.
“Yes, you could argue that United are the biggest club in the world and if Pochettino is only interested in money then obviously United might appeal, but I don’t think it is about money with him.
“There is no reason to think he will be better off anywhere else. The Tottenham I left is a long way from where the club is now. I am sure he will stay.”
Spurs fans will love this verdict from Sheringham, a player who is fondly remembered for his two lengthy spells at the club when he was one of the shining lights in a generally mediocre era. The Londoner famously quit to join United, where he won the Champions League and hoovered up league titles. It was a move that worked out well for a marquee talent who was almost as good at 40 as he was at 30 and 20. Sheringham claims much has changed at White Hart Lane since his day. And he is right. Pochettino has transformed the team – and the entire club – over the last five years through his brilliant coaching and understanding of how to develop players and get the best out of them. His alliance with Daniel Levy has borne fruit and three consecutive Champions League campaigns as well as a fourth successive title tilt despite intense competition from far better off resourced rivals.