Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has revealed his delight after reports surfaced of Sir Alex Ferguson returning to Manchester United training ground.
The Red Devils caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken advice from Fergie since his appointment last month, and Pochettino is pleased to hear that the former United boss is back involved.
“I think it’s fantastic news because he is football,” he said, according to ESPN.
“Sir Alex means football and to be involved in his football club as always is fantastic news after he suffered a massive problem.”
“To be involved again, I think for him and for Manchester sure it’s a massive, important thing. Of course I sent [my best wishes] and I cannot hide my admiration and my relationship with him. He always was one of the people I admired the most, an inspiration.”
“I think he was one of, or was the best manager in the world, in the history of football, and to have the possibility to see him every day is massive. He is like an encyclopaedia of football.”
Pochettino also spoke about transfer dealings regarding United and Spurs, saying:
“Today the Premier League is so competitive and for Tottenham to go to, I don’t know, Southampton and sign a player like they used to do, like with Gareth Bale, today it’s so difficult.”
“It’s the same situation that happens with big clubs, like the example of Manchester picking players from Tottenham, Tottenham picking players from [other clubs]. I think everything has changed.”
“Today it’s so difficult to do business in between the English clubs because in the end the market has changed a lot. Today an English player [moving] in between the clubs, it’s so difficult to do business because the market is so high if you compare with Europe.”