According to an updated version of Mauricio Pochettino’s autobiography, the Tottenham manager is ready to sensationally quit his job in North London.
Brave New World: Inside Pochettino’s Spurs was a behind-the-scenes tale, written by Guillem Balague, but with Poch’s words.
The book has now been newly published to feature one additional chapter about the 2017/18 season, where Spurs finished third behind the two Manchester clubs.
Tottenham also crashed out of both the Champions League and FA Cup in gutting circumstances, leading both ties comfortably before throwing them away.
Poch signed a new contract in May, but Balague implies that the manager wanted a big injection of new blood to go with it.
Tottenham would later become the first Premier League side in history not to sign a single player in the summer transfer window.
Pochettino is adamant that not buying players was the right decision though, so is he just towing the party line, or did he have a change of heart?
Read the book extract below!
“Mauricio had spent practically the whole season locked in his office solving matters of group management rather than helping the team in training. If no one was prepared to lend a hand, then the club would begin to stagnate.
“Levy had to do one of two things, either get rid of certain players and replace them with others who were good enough or look for another coach.
“The renewal of his contract at the end of May was the consequence of some tough, but totally necessary, conversations that took place and was an indication of how the club responded to his demands.
“It was now time to set about renewing the dream by bringing in a new energy in the shape of players of the highest possible calibre.
“The 2018-19 season would not be like the last. The club had to admit that it had made mistakes and they needed to learn from them. Bravery can sometimes be at its best when the accelerator is pressed to the floor.”
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