Whilst the 2015/16 domestic season is yet to reach its much anticipated final conclusion, Mauricio Pochettino and his increasingly impressive Tottenham Hotspur outfit have certainly served to entertain throughout large portions.
Although Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City still somehow remain well placed to claim that all-important top spot come the end of play, Spurs have nonetheless provided fans of the Premier League with one of the most free-flowing attacking outfits to crop up on the radar this season, as well as possessing noteworthy defensively solidity.
So then, as Tottenham’s 44-year-old Argentine manager has ultimately been at the forefront of nearly every positive factor at White Hart Lane this term, Pochettino actually have the potential to one day blossom into one of the Premier League’s legendary coaches?
Well, regardless of where Tottenham eventually end up this season, the answer to that particular case in point could very well be – yes.
While the current main man down in the White Hart Lane dug-out doesn’t quite possess as many memorable soundbites or catchphrases to utilise in post-match interviews and the like, Pochettino possibly arrives as a greater all-round package than most of his high profile managerial counterparts in the cold light of day.
When it comes to playing an attractive brand of football that fans from across the board can easily enjoy, overseeing one of the league’s most cohesive and organised back-fours to stake their claim among the English top-flight this season and simply showing faith in several up and coming youngsters who could potentially go on to define the next generation of home-grown players in this country, the South American tactician certainly hasn’t disappointed much of late.
On the back of his current successes down at White Hart Lane, and brave reliance on younger players with Southampton not so long ago, Pochettino has arguably done more for the England national team of the modern era than any previous Three Lions coach has subsequently achieved in the last decade or so.
The likes of Jose Mourinho and co. may be able to captivate the sensationalised aspects of the British media with every passing season perhaps, but via his ability to blood young players and watch them take the Premier League by storm in their early careers, Pochettino simply remains head and shoulders above most of his genuine counterparts.
The only thing holding back the Argentine tactician right in the here and now is the fact thatPochettino ultimately hasn’t achieved this current level of success for long enough to be considered an out-and-out managerial legend of the English game.
Yet if his current form with Tottenham Hotspur continues for at least the foreseeable future, then there really is no telling just how far this man can eventually go with just a little bit more luck on his side…
So then, whilst Ranieri and Leicester clearly deserve the vast majority of Premier League plaudits for their unquestionably mind-blowing achievements in 2015/16, Mauricio Pochettino must also be singled out as one of the most impressive modern day coaches around.