There’s no doubt that Mauricio Pochettino has made Tottenham a stronger side and he’s the best manager the club has had in recent times. But to compare his achievements this season to that of Antonio Conte is only something a biased mind will think of.
Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has backed Pochettino to win the manager of the year award ahead of Antonio Conte.
“I love Tottenham and I love what Pochettino has done,” Neville said. “For me, he’s manager of the year.
“People will say Conte, and I can’t disagree with that, but ultimately with the budget he has at Tottenham and the work that he’s done, to be where they are again at this stage is fantastic.”
Neville has forgotten that Conte took over a Chelsea team that struggled last season – a team that flirted with relegation which led to the sack of Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink could only lead the team to 10th place.
For Conte to have made Chelsea this dominant, and guided the team to a winning run of 13 consecutive games in the first half of the season, then he deserves to be the manager of the year.