Tottenham Hotspur have undoubtedly come on leaps and bounds under the strong stewardship of Mauricio Pochettino.
In just five years at the helm of the Lilywhites, the Argentine boss has developed the club from top-four challengers/hopefuls to Champions League finalists.
Such a leap would be impressive under any circumstances, but Pochettino has also done this while receiving little in the way of transfer funds and while moving stadiums.
Tottenham were forced to play at Wembley for over a season and a half while their new ground was being built, but still managed to qualify for the Champions League in 2017/18 and then reach the final in 2018/19.
So far this summer, Tottenham have brought in Tanguy Ndombele for a record transfer fee and Jack Clarke from Leeds, who went back out on loan to his old club (BBC).
However, Mauricio Pochettino has today been quite outspoken on his changing role at the club, as he believes he is now just the coach, rather than the manager, due to his lack of say in transfer matters.
Poch said (Football London): “The club need to change my title and description, no? My job now is to coach the team. It’s not a question for me, it’s a question for the club and maybe they change my title and description. I told you before I am not in charge about the individual situations. Of course, I am the boss deciding the strategic play, training, mentology and philosophy are my areas, but in another area I don’t know. Today, I feel like I am the coach.”
On why his role has changed: “I cannot answer, it’s not me. I am only the person that is on the touchline managing the team. The question is not for me and I do not have answer. I tell you what is my responsibility.
“It’s difficult to talk like this but I think it’s not in my hands. Only I describe the situation of what happens and I think it’s important for the players and people to know that I am going to be, like I told you before, that I will be happy with the squad that the club are going to provide to me. Of course, we will give our best. My mood is always the same and my emotional balance is always similar. I am emotional, but I am a person like everyone that thinks a lot. Only I describe the situation to make clear that if you have some question that I am not the person that is going to answer what you want.”
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