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Top 5: Moments of managerial magic

Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino pulled off a brilliant piece of touchline skill during Saturday's Premier League clash against Stoke City, showcasing a deft touch to bring under control a clearance that was flying out of play for a throw-in.

The Argentine head coach - who is already a firm fans' favourite at St Mary's - drew the plaudits after his confident chest down, displaying ability that would not look out of place on the other side of the white line.

After twice being pulled back to draw 2-2 with the Potters, the presence of former centre-back Pochettino at the heart of Saints' defence might have secured all three points for the south coast club, but it wasn't to be.

During his playing days, the 41-year-old was capped 20 times for his country, so it's hardly surprising that Pochettino is capable of executing such exquisite balance and footwork.

Still, it's always nice when a tricky tactician rolls back the years with a sensational bit of showboating, purely for the amusement and pleasure of football fans around the world.

In light of Pochettino's impressive display of skill, GiveMeSport brings you five of the best moments of managerial magic. Click through the tabs - above or below - and share any other examples we missed out in the comment box provided!

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