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The former Barcelona captain insists the Tottenham boss has an excellent track record and admits he admires "his way of understanding football"

Former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol believes Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is one of the best managers in the Premier League.

The 43-year-old has guided Tottenham to fourth in the table, with only three defeats from 22 games so far.

And Puyol, who faced Pochettino when the Argentine played in La Liga for Espanyol, insists the 43-year-old’s track record speaks for itself.

"I think he is a very good coach, one of the best," Carles told Spurs TV.

"He has proved it in every team he has been.

"I like his way of understanding football. He likes good football, but with players who show intensity.

"He really enjoys his profession and that is something I love. He is a great coach."

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