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Redknapp: Guardiola, Klopp couldn't handle Brighton

Harry Redknapp says the Premier League's best managers wouldn't be able to take a smaller club into the top-six.

Redknapp believes the likes of Jurgen Klopp, Mauricio Pochettino and Pep Guardiola would not be able to dominate the league without their star-studded playing groups.

Asked about former club Spurs, Redknapp told the Daily Mail: "They've got a great group of players. It's some squad, if you go through it, I don't care what anybody says I don't think there's a lot between that squad and Liverpool's and Man City's squad, I really don't.

"You're as good as your players. Graham Taylor once said "your manager is never as good as you think he is and he's never as bad as you think he is, he's somewhere in between" and that is football management.

"If you put Pochettino, or you put Pep [Guardiola] or [Jurgen] Klopp and let them go and manage Brighton or manage Norwich or Sheffield United, they're not gonna go and put them in the top six, it doesn't work that way.

"It's about the players. He [Pochettino] has got the good players but at the moment there's been hiccups – one of two of them are not playing to their real potential or as good as they can."

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