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The Southampton manager is Spurs' top choice to succeed Tim Sherwood and the legendary former player believes that the Argentine would be "a very good acquisition"

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino could work "wonders" if he took the vacant Tottenham job, believes club legend Glenn Hoddle.

The Argentine is Spurs' top choice to succeed Tim Sherwood, who was shown the door at White Hart Lane at the end of the season, though he is also set to discuss the possibility of extending his contract at St Mary's Stadium.

Pochettino led Southampton to their highest-ever Premier League points tally this term and Hoddle, who was linked with a return to the Spurs hotseat before Sherwood replaced Andre Villas-Boas in December, has backed the 42-year-old for the job.

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"I think Pochettino is a super young manager," he told talkSPORT.

"He has done a brilliant job at Southampton and I think he would be a very good acquisition for Tottenham.

"I've been very impressed with the way he's had Southampton playing this year and I think, with the squad at Tottenham, he could do real wonders there."

Pochettino has earned plaudits for putting his faith in young English players, with the likes of Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana flourishing under his management at Southampton, and Hoddle hopes that a similar philosophy will be championed at Tottenham.

He added: "I think Spurs have to look at some continuity in the long term and, if they don't do that, they'll struggle.

"Changing the manager too many times in a short period of time isn't healthy for the club or the success the fans want."