Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris has opened up on Mauricio Pochettino’s “extraordinary work” amid continued links to Manchester United.
Following a 3-1 loss away at Liverpool in December the Red Devils made the decision to part company with Jose Mourinho.
Former United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as interim boss until the end of the season, but has given the decision makers some food for thought following some impressive results in the past three months.
The Norwegian has managed to get the best out of Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford among others which in turn has coincided with the Red Devils’ surge up the Premier League table.
They are just a point off Arsenal in the race for a top four spot which is some feat given how far off the pace they were when Solskjaer took over.
In addition, they’re in the quarter-final of the Champions League after a miraculous comeback against Paris Saint-Germain earlier in the month.
With that said, a permanent manager is expected to be in place at Old Trafford for the beginning of the 2019/2020 campaign and Spurs boss Pochettino is constantly being linked with the role.
What will please Spurs fans even more is comments from Lloris about what Pochettino has achieved since his arrival in the summer of 2014 despite not being able to win a trophy just yet.
“The Tottenham project is the Mauricio Pochettino project,” he told L’Equipe . “He has been there years he has done extraordinary work and even though he’s not yet been rewarded with trophies, it’s very, very high level stuff.
“I’m not going to hide it. It’s more than a classic captain-coach relationship. But we know how to separate things.
“There is a lot of respect between us.”
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