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'Pochettino will lead one of the best teams in the world' - Spurs sacking 'upset' Bielsa

Mauricio Pochettino will go on to manage “one of the best teams in the world” and deserves enormous credit for his work at Tottenham, according to Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa.

The sacked Spurs boss is one of the many top-level managers to have been influenced by Bielsa, with the ex-Lille boss having coached Pochettino during his time at Newell's Old Boys in his native Argentina.

The respect is clearly mutual, with Bielsa expressing his sadness at seeing Pochettino sacked and suggesting his achievements in north London had been underrated by some.