By 90Min
August 14, 2017

Alan Pardew - the former manager of a plethora of Premier League clubs in years gone by - has spoken-out in praise of Tottenham Hotspur's youth policy.

In his regular column for the Daily Mail, the 56-year-old spoke in admiring terms regarding the north London club's tendency to promote youth players into the first team, singling out Maurcio Pochettino for his bravery in doing so.

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Pardew began by highlighting the usual policy of foreign Premier League managers, such as Spurs' Argentine coach, is not to blood home-grown talent, but instead to rely on imports from abroad.

However, he brought attention to the fact that Kyle-Walker Peters - who played on Sunday against Newcastle in place of the departed Kyle Walker - was the eighth young English player that Pochettino has selected since becoming Spurs manager in 2014.

He went on to say that such a youth system will surely bring hope to many youngsters around the country, in terms of there being a clearly-lit path to first-team Premier League football.

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Pardew explained that he tried this at one of his former clubs, Southampton, giving youthful talent such as Adam Lallana, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Ward-Prowe a chance during his reign at St Mary's.

However, he admitted that himself and no-one else has had as much success as the Spurs boss in this regard, with Pochettino having oversaw the development and rising status of two of the League's best players - Dele Alli and the two-time Golden Boot winner Harry Kane.

The complete list of the eight aforementioned youngsters relayed by Pardew is Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Harry Winks, Walker-Peters, Josh Onomah, Anton Walkes, Marcus Edwards and Shayon Harrison.

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