Everton boss Moyes: Southampton's Pochettino has good Spanish record

Everton boss David Moyes is aware of new Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Everton boss David Moyes is aware of new Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Moyes thinks the former Argentina international's knowledge of Spain may have been a factor in his appointment, citing Swansea's recruitment of Michael Laudrup, who pulled off one of the signings of the season in bringing Michu to the Premier League.

Moyes said: "I've seen his teams play. I think Espanyol had periods where they did very well considering what was available to them.

"I don't know him personally but he looks as if he's a modern, young coach who will have a lot of knowledge of Spanish football, which will help him.

"You can see it's helped Swansea with Michael Laudrup coming in, it's given them an opportunity to have a little bit of a headstart on players at the lower level who could possibly step up and I would expect him to be very much the same."

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