Tottenham have no plans to change Mauricio Pochettino’s job title – despite his stunning outburst.
During the club’s trip to Germany, the Spurs boss suggested his role should be that of a coach, and not a manager, adding that he was ‘not in charge’ when it comes to transfers.
The comments sparked a surge of support among Tottenham fans on social media, many urging chairman Daniel Levy to back his manager in the transfer market ahead of the closing of the window next Thursday.
But insiders at the club have been taken aback by Pochettino’s remarks. It has been disclosed that the Argentinian sits on a four-man panel with chief scout Steve Hitchen, head of coaching and development John McDermott and Levy. And they maintain that Spurs would never buy or sell a player without Pochettino’s consent. There is no intention of changing his job title.