Wenger 'one of the best managers in history' for Pochettino

Wenger & # 39; one of the best managers in history & # 39; for Pochettino

Before his last home match as manager of Arsenal, Arsene Wenger has been praised by his Tottenham counterpart, Mauricio Pochettino.

News May 4, 2018, 18:20 IST


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Mauricio Pochettino (left) with Arsene Wenger

Mauricio Pochettino has described Arsene Wenger as one of the best coaches in the history of football, before his last game at house in charge of Arsenal.

The 68-year-old, who will leave office at the end of the season after nearly 22 years as head of the Gunners, is expected to receive a guard of honor from the players when Burnley visits Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

Wenger, whose team lost the Europa League semifinal match with Atlético de Madrid 2-1 after a 1-0 loss in the second half on Thursday, will conclude his Arsenal career with trips to Leicester City and Huddersfield Town. [19659021] Tottenham's colleague, Pochettino, says it's hard to find enough words of gratitude for the impact that French has had on the game.

"It will be difficult to thank you enough," he said at a press conference. "For the fans, for all those who love Arsenal, in the same way they love Wenger, I think it's impossible to say thank you, a person who managed for almost 22 years, for me it was 22 very successful years. [19659021] "Everything that happened in Arsenal under Wenger deserves everything. For me, he is one of the best coaches in the history of football. "

The exit of the Europa League of the Arsenal means that the first four of the Premier League will qualify for the Champions League next season.

Pochettino does not want to revel in the disappointment of another team, but is delighted with the prospect of a third consecutive campaign in Europe's most important competition, especially when they try to put their own FA Cup semifinals before the team. Manchester United behind them.

"I'm not happy or I enjoy when another team loses, but of course it's for our interests," he said. "I think finishing in the top four is a great success for the club.

" After the defeat in the FA Cup, it was very difficult to manage the week. It was a long week until we played again [against Watford]. It was not an easy week.

"This week was much better, the atmosphere is better, the players feel they have more energy and the dynamics have changed."

Pochettino, who confirmed that Mousa Dembele will face a physical condition The test before the trip to West Brom on Saturday also backed Steven Gerrard to be a success in the Rangers.

The former Liverpool captain is expected to be named at Ibrox on Friday after having agreed to a three-year contract.

"Steven was an incredible great player and he is sure he has the experience to handle it," said Pochettino. "I wish him all the best because it will be fantastic for football to have him as manager and one day to challenge him."

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