Mauricio Pochettino has made it clear that his role does not necessarily involve being in charge of transfer deals at the club.
Tottenham Hotspur’s reputation as one European football’s top dogs was enhanced last season as the club reached the final of the Champions League, where they were narrowly beaten by Premier League rivals, Liverpool.
It was certainly a campaign of real progress as the club also opened a beautiful new stadium, which features more seats for the crowd than White Hart Lane did.
Despite all of that though, Tanguy Ndombele – who was signed from Lyon last month – remains the club’s only major acquisition of the summer transfer window.
With little time left before the transfer market is closed, the issue of Spurs’ lack of squad depth appears to be unresolved
And when asked about why the club has been slow to act in the transfer market, Pochettino gave a straightforward response.
The Spurs boss insists he is not the man to blame for any lack of activity because managing transfer moves is not one of his responsibilities at the club.
“I am not in charge and I know nothing about the situation of my players,” Pochettino said, as per ESPN
“I am only coaching them and trying to get the best from them. Sell, buy players, sign contract, not sign contract — I think it is not in my hands, it’s in the club’s hands and [chairman] Daniel Levy.
“Maybe the club need to change my title and description. My job now is to coach the team. Of course I am the boss deciding the strategy to play, training, in my area, but in another area I don’t know. Today, I feel like I am the coach.”