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Berbatov: Spurs need to win a trophy to keep Pochettino

Former Premier League striker Dimitar Berbatov has insisted that Spurs need to win a trophy if they are to keep hold of their highly-rated coach Mauricio Pochettino.

The Argentine coach has established himself as one of the best young coaches in European football since taking over at White Hart Lane in 2014.

Despite Pochettino guiding Spurs to three successive top-four finishes on a fraction of the budget of some his rivals, he is still yet to win a trophy with the North London club.

The 46-year-old coach signed a new five-year contract with Spurs at the end of last season, although he continues to be heavily linked with both the Real Madrid and Manchester United jobs.

Berbatov, who played for both Spurs and United, reckons that if Tottenham want to continue to progress they need to make sure Pochettino does not leave.

“They have everything the manager would want,” Berbatov said on Goals on Sunday.

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“A great squad, great training pitch, great stadium. Maybe they are missing only silverware.

“It goes for the manager as it does for the players – they want to win something and have something to show afterwards.

“Spurs need to win something in order for him to stay – it is the only thing missing. I hope he stays, everyone I speak to has only good things to say about him.

“For Spurs to reach the heights they want to reach they need to keep Pochettino.”

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