Andros Townsend has backed Mauricio Pochettino for the Manchester United job, claiming he matches completely with the ethos at Previous Trafford.
The previous Tottenham boss has emerged as a possible substitute for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with strategies United chiefs have already sounded him out.
Solskjaer helped to ease a number of the strain surrounding his place with Saturday’s 3-1 win over Everton.
That win got here after successive defeats, together with in opposition to Istanbul Basaksehir within the Champions League.
Stories had claimed the Norwegian might have been sacked with defeat on Merseyside, however his facet got here from behind to win all three factors.
Townsend performed below the Argentinian throughout his time at Spurs and regardless of being a fan of Solskjaer, believes United threat lacking out on a “world class supervisor”.
“I do assume the United job could be excellent for him within the sense of the children they’ve coming via,” he informed talkSPORT.
“They frequently carry children via the academy. He’d be excellent to nurture them and make them into world-class gamers like he has executed earlier than at Spurs.
“However Ole’s executed a great job; he steadied the ship when he got here in. He’s a disciple of Sir Alex Ferguson and he’s constructing for the long run as nicely, so it’s a troublesome one.
“Sure, Ole is doing nicely, however do you wish to miss out on a world class supervisor like Pochettino?”
Requested concerning the particular qualities of his previous supervisor, Townsend pointed to his capacity to pluck gamers from the academy and develop them into top-class stars.
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He added. “He was unbelievable. He loves enhancing gamers, particularly younger gamers.
“He loves discovering little gems within the academy and reserves and making them into family names.
“You’ve seen that with the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli and the gamers he introduced via at Spurs.
“He’s an unbelievable supervisor. Any large membership on the planet could be fortunate to have him.”
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