Sky Sports pundit Phil Thompson has claimed that Mauricio Pochettino is looking to leave Tottenham Hotspur after reading into his recent comments at a press conference.
Pochettino has said he would consider leaving Tottenham in the summer, possibly by taking a sabbatical, if he does not believe in the chairman Daniel Levy’s plan for the next phase of the club’s development. (Express).
The manager has been vague on the specifics of what he would like to see but just instead claiming that they need to operate differently if they are to win silverware (Sky Sports).
Tottenham have a net spend of less than £50million since Pochettino took charge – roughly a tenth of that spent by Manchester City, who lifted the Premier League title this season.
Thompson believes that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy must dig deep and find the transfer funds to keep Pochettino in North London or risk him leaving the club.
Speaking to Soccer Special on Sky Sports News (12/05/2019 at 12:45 pm), Thompson had a simple yet stern message for those in the boardroom at White Hart Lane.
“We listen to his press conferences, it’s tipping more and more the other way as though he’s looking to move on,” Thompson told Soccer Special.“Unless he gets assurances.
“You see what this guy has done. This manager, if they were to lose this guy I think to replace him, and what he has done is quite extraordinary, to do what he’s done by not spending any money.
“I am saying now to Levy, find that money! Find the money to keep this guy because the good managers don’t come along too often. He’s not just a good manager, he’s a great manager. But I think they will lose him if they don’t help this guy out.”
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