Modern football clubs are often run one of two ways when it comes to transfers, either the manager has full control, or purchases and sales are decided by someone else at the club, such as a chairman.
At Tottenham, while Pochettino is surely allowed to give some input and suggestions towards the transfer window activity, it is Daniel Levy who decides who comes and goes.
The Spurs chairman has the final say over all transfer matters, which could include a Christian Eriksen sale this summer.
Eriksen previously came out and told the Danish media that he was ready for a new challenge and a step up from Spurs next season (Ekstra Bladet).
This comes as the Great Dane is still being linked with a move to Real Madrid before the 2019/20 season commences, most recently in a swap deal involving Dani Ceballos (Sun).
Pochettino has now revealed that it is not in his power whether the likes of Eriksen or Harry Kane are moved along by the club.
Poch said (Sky Sports): “Our president, Daniel Levy. It’s not in my power.
“I will be asked my opinion and of course I love Harry Kane, but the decision is Daniel’s. The same situation for [Christian] Eriksen.”
Spurs Web Opinion:
In my opinion, the more input that the manager has, the better the results. At the end of the day, you want the gaffer to have the players he wants at the club. The last thing you want is for him to be lumbered with a new signing he can’t see fitting into his plans. I would like to think that Levy asks Poch for a list of players he is interested in, or at least runs deals past the Argentine, but one thing is for certain, Levy has the final say.
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