Victor Mugubi Wanyama has referred to Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino as a father figure to his players.
The former Southampton player joined Tottenham Hotspur for £11 million in the summer, reuniting with Pochettino who brought him to St Mary’s from Celtic in 2013.
The Kenya International says his relationship with the former Saints boss played a significant part in his decision to move to Spurs.
“He played a big part in convincing me to join the club,” he said. “I had a few options but he was able to convince me to come here because I had worked with him before and know he is a manager who will improve players.
“Also, the club is in the Champions League, and has the chance to do well in the Premier League, too. He said to me that I should come and try to achieve some things with this club, and that they could win trophies.
“Pochettino is a really good person outside football as well as in football. He’s like a father figure [to the players], always speaking with everyone and giving them advice. All of the players look up to him as a father figure and also as a manager.”
Spurs are currently second in the Premier League table after seven matches and remain the only unbeaten team following their 2-0 win over Manchester City last time out.