Ward-Prowse's Pochettino hope

Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse is hoping that Mauricio Pochettino will stay at the club despite speculation linking him to the managerial position at Tottenham.

Last Updated: 02/06/14 at 12:04 Post Comment

James Ward-Prowse: Hopes Mauricio Pochettino will stay at Southampton

James Ward-Prowse: Hopes Mauricio Pochettino will stay at Southampton

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

The 19-year-old has established himself as a regular at St Mary's under the guidance of Pochettino, featuring 34 times in the Premier League last season after progressing through the club's famed youth system.

Pochettino, who was appointed in January last year, has seen his stock continue to rise after leading the Saints to an impressive eighth-place finish and is the favourite to replace Tim Sherwood at White Hart Lane.

Rumours have been rife regarding the futures of a number of Saints stars - as well as their manager - and Ward-Prowse is keen to see Pochettino stay put, saying that he owes a lot of his development to the 42-year-old.

When asked about a possible exit for Pochettino, Ward-Prowse replied: "There has been a lot of talk about that.

"It would be a major blow to lose him - all the players love him.

"He has played me out of position on the right, so I've had to adapt. I've had to work on my game going forward - an area I needed to improve.

"Having done that, he has added another string to my bow. I feel I can now play in a number of different positions but he has not only helped me technically, he's helped me physically.

"I'm the fittest I've ever been in terms of the running he makes us do. We do two or three gym sessions a week that involve a lot of running and running with resistance.

"He demands a lot from us, and it is hard work, but it has been proved to work. None of us want to see him go. He is a fantastic manager and he has done really well."

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

his is brilliant! All these years of moral ambiguity, grey areas of offence and context..now we have a simple, easy to follow guide to right and wrong. What did you do today? I kicked the face off a panda . Oh well, you didn't rape, kill anyone or abuse a minor, knock yourself champ.

megabrow (cufc)
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

I

wonder if he'd feel the same way if he wasn't a white, non-jewish heterosexual male. Because Mackay has basically insulted everyone else!

Jay_D
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

C

heers Harry. I was wondering if he'd murdered anyone

Ezy_Rider
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

Footer 365

Sky Sports Today

All the live action from the Premier League, Sky Bet Championship and Football Leagues on Saturday.

Women's football: Liverpool Ladies urged to fight for FA WSL title

Goalkeeper Libby Stout wants Liverpool Ladies to 'fight like they've never fought before' to retain their FA WSL title

Premier League: Crystal Palace did not want me enough says Tim Sherwood

Tim Sherwood says he withdrew his application for the Crystal Palace job because he was not made to feel wanted enough.

Mail Box

More Fan Mail For Football365...

'Just p*ss off with your righteous indignation will you. W*nkers.' There's a lot of anger going around for what should have been a sleepy Friday afternoon at F365 Towers...

Man United: One Game To Save Season

They have one match to convince decent players that they are worth joining - over to you, Louis. We also have mails on Malky Mackay, Mario Balotelli and Tim...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property